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History & Culture

Tracks II: The Last Camel Walk

In 1977 Robyn Davidson, then 27, trekked more than 2700 kilometres across the western desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean, accompanied by only four camels. The courageous solo expedition made news around the world and Robyn’s account of it, a book called Tracks, later became a best seller. Robyn went on to other accomplishments, but she never forgot the spiritual bond she had forged with the much-maligned desert creatures. In 1986, for Australian Geographic she told the story of her last walk with them, a funny/sad journey back to their Northern Territory home.


Gallery: Camel trek

Inspired by Robyn Davidson’s 1977 epic camel trek, Esther Nunn led three camels 3000km from Alice Springs to Shark Bay, WA.