This Canning Stock Route 4WD and Camping is a Heritage Touring Map including GPS readings, track information, heritage and tourist information, camping, 4WD tracks.
More than just a map, the comprehensive notes complements the map, making it a valuable guide to one of the most remote regions on Earth.
Alfred Wernam Canning was born at Cambellfield, north of Melbourne, in 1860. He started work in New South Wales as a cadet surveyor and in 1893 joined the Western Australian Department of Lands and Survey.
In 1901 he was given the task of surveying a route for the Rabbit Proof Fence. This survey of about 1,800km from the southern coast to a point south of Broome took four years to complete and was one of the world’s longest continuous surveys at that time.
In 1906 Canning was asked to survey a stock route from Wiluna to Halls Creek through 1,500km of trackless desert. He worked almost continually for the next four years surveying and building the stock route. At the age of 70 Canning was asked to supervise well reconditioning partially completed by William Snell. Canning was 76 when he died in Perth in 1936.
The Canning Stock Route is one of the most isolated tracks on earth.
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Publication date 2011
Map Scale 1:1,000,000.