Great Australian adventures with Mal Leyland
INTREPID explorer, navigator, documentary filmmaker - the surviving Leyland brother, looks back on his incredibly adventurous life.
Mike and Mal Leyland's first step towards becoming beloved Aussie icons came with the screening of their hazardous trip down the length of the Darling River in a 5m aluminium dinghy.
They went on to have numerous adventures, culminating in their ground-breaking TV series, Ask the Leyland Brothers, in which they travelled to unusual or far-flung places around Australia at viewers' requests.
In this revealing memoir, Mal Leyland takes us through his eventful life, from his 'ten-pound-Pom' immigrant childhood to adventuring with Mike through outback Australia. , the brothers' sometimes stormy relationship, their dramatic rise to success as filmmakers, their devastating financial losses, Mal's triumph over cancer to his ongoing travels with his beloved wife of 45 years, Laraine.
Ever the adventurer, Mal Leyland has continued to explore our beautiful and dangerous country.
Still Travelling is his compelling account of a life lived to the full.
Still Travelling by Mal Leyland; Allen & Unwin; $32.99.