I enjoyed the article Faces of the fence in the Nov–Dec 2017 issue (AG 141), about Australia’s Rabbit-Proof Fence, but was disappointed that no mention was made of surveyor Alfred Canning who surveyed the route for the fence. This 1968 photo (right) of my colleague David Chudleigh is at the point where the fence then crossed the Talawana Track (Newman to Windy Corner). Note the fence mileage “679” under David’s arm and the overloaded vehicle with a tuckerbox and swag on the roof due to the presence in the cabin of a 44-gallon drum of petrol that we were taking out to Well 23 – a fuel drop for our subsequent trip up the Canning Stock Route (see AG 12).
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