Dog Fence,The (New Ed)

Dog Fence,The (New Ed)

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9781920885267
James Woodford
2003
Paperback
260 pages
12.7cm x 19.7cm

At 5400 kilometres, the Dog Fence is one of the longest man-made structures on Earth. It slices across AustraliaIs desert heart, dividing the continent to keep dingoes away from livestock.

Bestselling author James Woodford embarks on a journey to follow its length, travelling some of the loneliest and harshest country in the world. He begins on a clifftop overlooking the Great Australian Bight and ends in the foothills of QueenslandIs Bunya Mountains. He meets many of the remarkable people who maintain this amazing barrier as he passes through rocket ranges, nuclear test areas, sacred sites and places where nineteenth-century explorers perished.

The Dog Fence is an enthralling account of a most unusual journey over sand, gibber plains and salt lakes. It is about the hazards of travel, the lessons of history and the passion and resilience of the men and women on the land.