Trip Notes & Articles
Outback Travel Itinerary — Lots of great information if you are traveling along the Oodnadatta, Simpson Desert and Birdsville tracks. Discovery the hidden secrets, hardship of early explores and our history. Trip notes for 16 days travel and lots of facts for kids and 4WD groups. (~136 Pages / 18Mb)
4X4 Monthly Mag Oct 2007 — 4x4 Monthly Magazine article of our crossing 2006 (Published Oct 2007) Good read and that's me doing the welding again. http://www.4wdaction.com.au/ Written by Greg Cartan
Madigan Simpson Desert Crossing Notes — Discover Cecil Thomas Madigan remarkable Arunta / Simpson Desert Crossing of 1939. Correct dates and locations have been identified after much reseach. Lots of early photos included. (~33 Pages and 7Mb) WARNING - If you intend to do this trip be well prepared and travel as a group. It is an extreme trip on vehicles and peoples and you will need extensive 4WD and survival skills. Permits are also required. Madigan was lucky to make it across and saved by unexpected rain.
Outback History Documents
Birdsville & Strzelecki Track Heritage — Birdsville & Strzelecki track Heritage report put out by Department for Environment and Heritage. Lots of great information in this very large document. 540 Pages 22MB
Oodnadatta Track Heritage — Oodnadatta Track Heritage report put out by Department for Environment and Heritage. Lots of great information in this very large document. The link is to sections 1 only but you can open the other sections from the table of contents near the front of the document.
Furphy Water Tanks — Iconic Furphy Water Tank History along with a list of end cap designs.
The story of the ambitious expedition, attempting to drove the first mob of sheep from Adelaide to Darwin.
Photo of me on the front cover of the Colac & District Family History Group Newsletter, the Coladjins -Autumn 2018
The Page Family Perish 1963 - Victims of circumstance during Christmas heatwave and buried in Northern Desert
ABC Landline Farina 14/07/13
Filmed during Madigan crossing in 1939
Todds Records - Weather records probed in climate study
Sir Charles Todd - Weather Pioneer