Alfred Canning produced a detailed map during his 1906-7 survey and the subsequent construction of a practical Stock Route between Halls Creek and Wiluna during 1909 – 10 - 11. The original map was about 5 metres long by one metre wide and Westprint is fortunate to have a copy in its collection. However, it is extremely difficult to display due to its size. The map runs down the sheet and is easiest to read when rolled out on the floor.
In 1978 the Western Australian Mines department reproduced Canning’s map on two sheets as part of the states’ 150th Anniversary. The maps quickly sold and were not available again until 1993 when they were again reprinted by the Mines Department.
A friend of the Westprint family has been so impressed by his copies of these maps and so disappointed that they have not been readily available that he decided to arrange for a license to have them reprinted. This digitally-enhanced version is of high quality and should interest any Canning Stock Route traveller or historian.
The sheet size is 990mm by 700mm printed one side with two sheets in the set. It is supplied rolled in a tube and comes laminated. Free postage..