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The dog fence : a journey across the heart of Australia / James Woodford. (2003)

Authors: Woodford, James, 1968-
Publisher:Melbourne : Text Publishing,
  • There are 88 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 63 copies of this specific edition.
  • Woodford, James, 1968-, (author.)
  • ©2003
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • online resource
Physical Description:
  • 260 p., [8] p. [of] plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
  • xii, 260 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm.
  • 1 online resource (260 pages) : illustrations (some colour), maps.
Target Audience:
  • General
  • Journey across four deserts and robust terrain.
  • "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. At 5400 kilometres, the Dog Fence is one of the longest man-made structures on Earth. It slices across Australia's desert heart, dividing the continent to keep dingoes away from livestock. 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 Queensland's 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."--Ebook Library website.
  • At 5600 kilometres, the Australian dog fence is the longest barrier ever built. Following its course, James Woodford travels across four deserts to meet the boundary riders and pastoralists who maintain the fence, and encounters the dogs themselves. An extraordinary book about travel, history and a very lonely environment.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-256) and index.
  • Also available in print.
  • Bibliography: p. 252-256.
Other Form:
  • Print version Woodford, James, 1968- Dog Fence. Melbourne : Text Pub., c2003 1877008761
  • English
  • 9781921834912 (electronic book)
  • 1877008761 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number:
  • 919.404
  • 632.697720994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 57879458
  • 57879458
  • 26741739
  • 26741739
  • 52246217
  • 52246217
  • 24697182
  • 24697182
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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