by Mavis Thorpe Clark, illustrated by Ronald Brooks
Lansdowne Press, 1970, [First Edition], b/w illustrations in text, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 701802308
Very Good Condition, previous owners gift inscription facing title page, minor edge and shelf wear to book, dustjacket has some edge and shelf wear with small tears to corners (see photographs)
'The Pilbara is frontier country. At Mount Tom Price in the Hamersley Ranges, 675 miles north-east of Perth, W.A., a mountain of ore is being moved by 100-ton trucks, 12-yard shovels and masses of men.
Seventeen-year-old Joey Simpson set out to hitch-hike from Melbourne, Vic., to the West, without knowing or understanding a great deal about the mining boom. He only knew that, after being convicted on two counts: driving a car without a licence and dangerous driving, being fined $200 and suspended from obtaining a licence for two years, he wanted to get away from the old gang and the industrial suburb in which he had lived all his life.