Thirty Years with Men
Recollections of the pioneering years of transportation in the deserts of OUTBACK Australia.
Memoirs of a man starting with a horse and cart, who pioneered a reliable outback transport service, including the Birdsville Track mail run for twelve years
Thirty years with men is Harry Ding’s recollections of the pioneering years of transportation in the OUTBACK of Australia.
Harry Ding’s trucks operated on rough roads and sometimes no roads. The drivers were carting wool, sheep and supplies to the remote station homesteads and towns.
Memoirs of a man starting with a horse and cart, who pioneered a reliable outback transport service, including the Birdsville track mail run for twelve years; ..whose
work with Alfred Traeger of pedal radio fame, enabled contact to be maintained with his trucks from a base station at Yunta SA, and when united with the Flying Doctor Bases at Cloncurry, Queensland and Wyndham, WA, made a triangle linking the interior of Australia; .. a pioneer in the movement of livestock by road.
“I can remember Harry Ding whilst I was going to school at Olary aged about twelve. ” Fred Teague wrote .
Fred wrote “I began driving trucks for Harry about 1935, carting wool, petrol, groceries and ore throughout the northern areas. Within a year of beginning employment with Harry, he took on sheep carting into Queensland to Milo Pastoral Company, passing through Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Mt. Margaret and Quilpie, to Milo. The other run was through Broken Hill, Wilcannia, and up the Darling through Tilpa, Louth, Bourke, Brewarrina, Goodooga to Hebel in Queensland. Harry had mail contracts which ran generally every weekend with the odd mail runs mid-week.”
|Dimensions||20.0 × 14.5 × 5 cm|