London to Perth in 1974

David R. Brooks, an Australian I found through his pages about the Half-Safe expedition (the book about which I reviewed here), has posted pages about his own trek, from London to Perth, undertaken by Land Rover in 1974.

Brooks’ original vision was to circumnavigate, and his plan included three phases: England to Australia, North & South America, and Africa back to England. As his website relates, however, “This Logbook records the history of Phase 1… In the event, we all decided to settle in Australia, so Phase 2 never materialised.”

Nevertheless, it’s a great tale, well-illustrated, and worth a read.