On Eyre – The Forgotten Explorer

‘Ivan Rudolph has proven himself a very authentic Australian with his love of the pioneering heritage of our bush and outback history, which he describes as few others can, combining patient, precise historical research with a dramatic writing ability. Consequently his books read like novels! Rudolph arouses our admiration and our empathy for the main players. He does not gloss over their failings and preserves a lively focus on their all too human personalities’ – Professor David Myers
‘Edward Eyre was one of the key explorers in nineteenth-century Australia but he is not well known today. Ivan Rudolph’s book sets out to redress this. It brings the Australian colonies in the 1830s and 1840s to life … By telling us the story of Eyre’s Australian years, Ivan Rudolph provides us with a lively introduction to exploration history and to the complexities of relations between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians in the 1830s and 1840s.’ – The Hon Peter Garrett, AM MP
I have just finished your latest book and must say that I have the highest possible praise for it. I loved the insights into his Christian faith and the sympathetic portrayal of the indigenous people. I have passed it on to (my wife) to read. Your best book yet! – Geoff Bishop, Toowoomba
Eight years in the making, Eyre The Forgotten Explorer will be very hard to put down. Ivan Rudolph’s fascinating and gripping biographical account, which reads like a novel will, more than any previous publication, ensure that Edward John Eyre no longer will be a forgotten explorer – Nic Klaassen, Flinders Ranges Research


Praise for the Flynn Trilogy

‘A vivid and highly readable account of Flynn’s life, struggles, victories and defeats’ – The Weekend Australian
‘Memorials to Flynn abound but Mr Rudolph’s account is perhaps the best memorial there could be’ – The Canberra Times
‘… a thoroughly Australian yarn that involves courage, perseverance, vision, heroism, innovation – it’s got it all!’  – Alive Magazine