The Beckoning West
by Eleanor Smith
ISBN 0 85905 251 6, (1998 reprint of 1966 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 256 pp, illustrated, 325grams
$30.00 + POST
The story of the Canning Stock Route's construction.
Eleanor Smith, who was a nurse before her marriage in 1930, travelled extensively in the outback.
She became fascinated with Trotman’s stories and spent day after day by his fireside listening and taking notes until his five expeditions fell into place and she was able to reproduce them 'in Trotman’s own words'. She has performed a remarkable feat of listening, organising and writing to enable Trotman to tell his story in the first person, in a rich, economical and always convincing style.
This edition includes 23 pages of illustrations.