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Wheel Tracks by W. W. Ammon

Wheel Tracks by W. W. Ammon

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Wheel Tracks

by W. W. Ammon

Angus and Robertson, 1966, [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front end paper, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and small tears to covers, edges and corners (see photographs)

“Wheel Tracks… over the red sandhills, across the boggy claypans, into the flooded rivers, cutting heir lonely path through miles of wildflowers or deserts blasted by the heat… in the country of the wild turkey and the giant lizards, where a mob of kangaroos can be so big that it takes an hour to pass by; where Tom Davies perished of thirst, and Micky Brown rode the outlaw mule… the land of Terrible Bill Cridlen, Gus the Swede, Brumby Pete, and the celebrated Musical Bogger.
Wheel Tracks is the epic, told by one of their company, of the first transport drivers in the north-west of Western Australia, men who began driving when the camel teams were still on the tracks, and continued until they were replaced by the new generation in their huge modern semi-trailers which the author describes when, at the end of the book, he revisits the thriving Nor’-west of today.”

 

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