Wheel Tracks .... over the red sandhill, across the boggy claypans, into flooded rivers, cutting their lonely path through kilometres of wildflowers or desert 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 of the first transport drivers in the north west of Western Australia, told by one of their company. 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.
It was a life in which the drivers encountered every kind of weather from a three year drought to a cyclone and met every kind of man, bird and beast that the Outback can provide; a life of humour, tragedy, endurance and adventure; and it is most vivdly described in this memorable book. First published in 1961, this edition 1993