* FridgeLogic: One of his ''Notes From a Big Country'' was partly devoted to examining all the gaping plot holes in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark''.
* NewerThanTheyThink: Australia's Trans-Continental Railway
** As well as the reach of Australian utilities, geographical knowledge of the place, pretty much the whole country (only independent since 1901).
* NightmareFuel: ''Many'' descriptions of Australian wildlife and the travails of outback explorers (though it's all TruthInTelevision...). Also the descriptions of potential megadisasters in ''Short History''.