Whitemen - Explorers in a Strange Land This story is woven together from the account given in Ludwig Leichardt's journal of his crossing from the Darling downs near Sydney to Port Essington, near Darwin in 1844. The account however is fictionalised and told from the perspective of a young aboriginal boy and his grandfather who accompany Leichardt on part of the journey - hence the stark title of Whitemen - Explorers in a Strange Land. The author captures the suspense and drama, and manages to empathise convincingly with the aboriginal characters who find many of the whitemen's ways so strange and impractical. Year 6 title supporting the basic need for different text-types (non-fiction) reading in NLS. TreeTops now branching out into non-fiction, with the same high-quality that the fiction strands enjoy. These books contain full introduction and story background sections, narrative 'faction' text and full supporting contents, index and glossary.