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Up The Track by Douglas Lockwood

Up The Track by Douglas Lockwood

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Up The Track

by Douglas Lockwood

Rigby, 1964, black and white photographic plates, illustrated frontispiece (map), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with  a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners  (see photographs)

“All aboard for the Northern Territory!  This book runs express to Alice Springs (well…almost) and then stops at all stations to Darwin (well…almost).
It is a travel book with a difference – a brisk, breezy journey through the great northland by an author who knows it better, perhaps, than anyone.  The average tourist who visits the Centre and the Top End is apt to enthuse about the landscape… the immensity of it all… and the complex system of chasms, gorges, valleys, and rivers.
Douglas Lockwood discovers all this, too, much more besides.  His scenic coach or car always stops for other passengers to get on – the people who live there, the Territorians who add the fourth dimension of flesh and blood to his narrative.
As he promises in the first chapter, this is not a verbal bus ride.  It is not a substitute for a Year Book or a tourist guide.  It is, rather, a delightful companion – whether to travel with or simply to keep you company in front of the fire on a winter night while you are induced to dream about sunshine in Free-and-Easy Land.
You can travel Up The Track with Lockwood just as far as you please...”

 

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