Hi Charlie, Thanks for taking the time to read this …

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Hi Charlie, Thanks for taking the time to read this article, and I hope you get to read the book soon.
As Dani Powell has stated in her book launch introduction, and confirmed in reply to your comment, the story At Failure Creek is about, or better put, inspired by Captain Sturt at his northern-most point of exploration in 1845 at the edge of (what is now known as) the Simpson Desert.
I say inspired by because as Dani also notes, despite some factual basis, the story is my imagined fiction.
In doing so, I have drawn upon my reading of Sturt, and of other explorers too, including Stuart and Mitchell. As such, there may be echoes or shadows of other explorers and their sufferings in my imagined Sturt.
It is not to be read as non-fiction. This story (and others in the collection also) play with the notions of fact and fiction, dream and reality. I make no apology in (wittingly or unwittingly) mashing and confusing the two.
I hope this makes things a little clearer.

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