Canning Stock Route, WA
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Canning Stock Route, WA

1906. Pair of printout paper photographs, captioned and dated in a contemporary hand in pencil verso, 13.5 x 18.5cm, 14.2 x 20.6cm. Crinkles to edges.

Captions read “A.W. Canning and party at Wiluna, en route for Kimberley, 1906 (Trotman, 2nd in command);” and “A.W. Canning’s camel team leaving Wiluna for Kimberley 1906, looking south along Wotton St.”

The Canning Stock Route, covering a distance of approximately 1,850km, is the longest historic stock route in the world. It runs from Halls Creek in the Kimberley region of Western Australia to Wiluna in the mid-west region. In 1906, the government of Western Australia appointed Alfred Canning to survey a route which was proposed to break the monopoly held by the west Kimberley cattlemen on the beef trade. In 1908 Canning was appointed to lead the construction of 48 wells for the stock route.

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Item #CL174-81

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies

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