Oxford Uni Press 1980. First edition. Hard cover with dust jacket in good condition. Ex-library with stickers and stamps. Covers bumped. 260mmx190mmx20mm, 250 pages. The history of the bicycle in outback Australia since its introduction in the 1890s. An enthusiastically received and widely used form of transport, it was particularly important in opening up lines of communication on the Western Australian goldfields. Included is information on the major events and developments in Australian cycling, including the first crossing of the continent from north to south and the first overland journeys along the Strzelecki Track and across the Nullarbor.