Canning Stock Route

Canning Stock Route

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Canning Stock Route

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Product Overview

Product No:
5th Edition
Edition Date:
February 2011
120 x 250 x 3 mm
87 g
Folded Map
1:1 00 000
Sales Rank:
122 (See Top 100 in Maps)

Product Description

The Canning Stock Route is the longest and most remote stock route in the world. Detailed track information, traveller advice and historical information is included in this map.

Alfred Wernam Canning was born at Campbellfield, north of Melbourne, in 1860. He started work in New South Wales as a cadet surveyor and in 1893 joined the Western Australian Department of Lands and Survey.

In 1901 he was given the task of surveying a route for the Rabbit Proof Fence. This survey of about 1800 kilometres from the southern coast to a point south of Broome took four years to complete and was one of the world's longest continuous surveys at that time.

In 1906 Canning was asked to survey a stock route from Wiluna to Halls Creek through 1500 kilometres of trackless desert. He worked almost continuously for the next four years surveying and building the stock route. At the age of 70 Canning was asked to supervise well reconditioning partially completed by William Snell. Canning was 76 when he died in Perth in 1936.


  • Unique number coding system links points of interest on the face of each outback map to text on reverse side.
  • Historical and Exploration related information provided with most maps. Explorers tracks are shown on most maps.
  • Help boxes on the map contain information gained from the author's experiences in the area.
  • Permit information and important phone numbers included where known.
  • Important travel information relating to 4WD, Camping and Caravanning is included.
  • Most tracks are checked with GPS and laptop computer.
  • Westprint Maps are specially folded for ease of use in vehicles.
  • Westprint Maps are progressively revised and include Grid Lines for GPS referencing and numbered GPS locations list.

Outback Australia is one of the world's unique regions and this map has been designed to enhance your enjoyment of it.

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