The Old North Road

De Burgh, W. J.

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Publisher: Hesperian Press
ISBN-13: 9780859052726
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2002
In the late 1840s it was becoming evident that the settled districts around Perth were being overstocked. This situation led to Government and settler-financed expeditions being sent south, east, and north in search of new grazing areas.

One such sortie, led by Augustus Gregory, reported the discovery of extensive grazing land and promising mineral deposits some 300 miles (480 km) to the north.

However, the hazards to travelling stock were many, since access was across barren, scrub-covered plains with long waterless stretches and with numerous toxic plants to be found along the route.

How these problems were overcome and who solved them forms the heart of the fascinating story of The Old North Road.
ID: 17426
Code: HE000039