Name Expedition: Trans-Outback Australia 2013.
Date/Year Expedition: 2013
Locations/States/Cities Traversed: Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Sydney.
Places visited: Uluru / Ayers Rock via Camel
Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia
What is the Australian Outback?
” The Outback is the vast, remote, arid interior of Australia. The term “the outback” is generally used to refer to locations that are comparatively more remote than those areas named “the bush” which, colloquially, can refer to any lands outside the main urban areas.
The Outback is the colloquial name for the vast desert region that comprises most of Australia’s interior. The arid Red Centre, in the Northern Territory, exemplifies the Outback. Its gateway is the remote town of Alice Springs, and its landmarks include Uluru (aka Ayers Rock), a red-rock monolith, the sculpted cliffs of Kings Canyon and ancient Aboriginal rock paintings at Kakadu National Park.” source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outback
Canning Stock Route:
The stock route was proposed as a way of breaking a monopoly that west Kimberley cattlemen had on the beef trade at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1906, the Government of Western Australia appointed Alfred Canning to survey the route. When the survey party returned to Perth, Canning’s treatment of Aboriginal guides came under scrutiny leading to a Royal Commission. Canning had been organising Aboriginal hunts to show the explorer where the waterholes were. Despite condemning Canning’s methods, the Royal Commission, after the Lord Mayor of Perth, Alexander Forrest had appeared as a witness for Canning, exonerated Canning and his men of all charges. The cook who made the complaints was dismissed and Canning was sent back to finish the job. ”