Here we are, somewhere in the South Pacific. That's the big picture: a big brown stain in a puddle.
Those in the know didn't know about this spot for some time. It was terra incognito — the secret country.
The first civilised person (by that I mean someone who wore underpants) to visit these shores was Lemuel Gulliver.
I’m sure you have read of his adventures.
His visit down-under was to the outback settlement of Lilliput, which was located in the inland region of what is now known as Western Australia.
See if I'm right. Gulliver's first journey ignored the big dry bit in order to have himself pegged out on a beach at some distance from the briny and within cooee of Uluru.
This spot is not now listed on any Admiralty chart, but back then it must have been.
Kathump! Gulliver lands in WA and the cute little Lilliputians take him to their hearts. They feed him and clothe him, and besides the bits that get edited out for the sake of the kiddies, a good time is had by big and small.
What if Gulliver were washed up today?