Bartell was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) and the Australian
Geographic Adventurer of the Year Gold Medallion. When you read his book you
won't be at all surprised by this. But not many people know that Denis was
also a solar car pioneer. If you click on the picture below you can read a
bit more on this.
was born in Adelaide South Australia in 1933. He attended Kings College (now known as
Pembroke College) as became Self employed from an early age. He is now retired and living with
his wife Jeanne on Bribie Island in Queensland.
was only natural to want to catalogue his travels. According to Denis
his manuscript for: 'Desert Walker," is a journey from his childhood through to
his adult years. It is a true story of his many and varied exploits in the Australian
Outback mixed with
memories of his personal life.
The Press at various times labeled him a contemporary Australian explorer,
and an Australian adventurer. We prefer the title: "Outback
Legend." in the spirit of
Some of Denis' ventures were attempts to break records, others were undertaken to address personal problems, all were to reach higher goals and
fulfill long held dreams.
Two of his epic journeys raised substantial sums for worthwhile causes. Desert Walker- Gulf to Gulf was for The Royal Flying Doctor Service
($70,000) and The Desert Mums was for The National Breast
Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for breast cancer research. (over $120,000)
admits that he was a total novice writer. He says though that his first book was a joy to
finish, and that us when what he describes as a 'crushing reality' in trying to
interest agents and publishers. He likened it to dealing with royalty, or just one step below God.
Frustration pushed him to self publishing, and while he found self
publishing intimidating and overwhelming at first, he soon realized that he’d opened the door to the modern era. The world market was there for
his taking for as long as he wanted to work it. not just for a limited run and then oblivion.
says that he was lucky to find some extra urgent guidance for his publishing
aspirations, and that someone was 'Captain Andy' at Publicious. See the link
at the foot of this page.
Denis says that he cannot recommend Andy highly enough. Andy made the whole
experience relatively worry-free and rewarding. Denis says:
"I must have driven him mad with phone calls and emails, but not once was he too busy to help. He was unfailing in his encouragement and interest in me and my project. In fact, his knowledge and advice have proven invaluable and I now have, through his substantial expertise, a finished product that I am proud of and world wide contacts to make my venture a success."
Denis says that he is indebted to Andy and Publicious.
Anyone who is thinking of self-publishing should give Andy McDermott a
Title: Desert walker : outback adventures with Denis Bartell / Denis Bartell.
Also Titled - Desert walker : outback adventures with Denic Bartell
Author - Bartell, Denis, 1933-
Published - Banksia Beach, Qld. : Denis Bartell, 2012.
Physical Description - 346 p. : ill. col. ; 23 cm.
Subjects - Bartell, Denis, 1933-
Adventure and adventurers -- Australia -- Biography.
Australia -- Description and travel.
"In this book Desert Walker, Denis Bartell, recipient of the Order of Australia and The Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year Gold Medallion 1994, relives many of his adventures into the outback of Australia. Tag along with him as he walks, boats, four-wheel drives and rides camels through some of the harshest terrain in the world."--Back cover.
Notes - Includes bibliographical references.
Language - English
ISBN - 9780987281005 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number - 919.404
Libraries Australia ID - 49014909
Bartell and 'The Spirit of Adelaide' - Alice Springs 1986
+ Postage (Aust) $10.00
+ Postage (NZ) $25.00
personally signed by the Author!
postage charges to alternative destinations, multiple orders and
associated shipping costs, please email
Denis. Payment options are Personal Cheque, Money Order,
Direct Deposit into our bank account.
Desert Walker (the book) is
available world wide (Black and White illustrations) through the
Books only, (RRP $19.99 DVD not included) contact:
Ebooks (RRP $4.99) contact:
Bartell OAM / Author
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documentary - Youtube
and adventurers - Australia - Biography.
- Description and travel.
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