National Geographic : 1986 Jan
Road warrior hauls about 200 cattle in a double-deck rig whose third trailer is hidden by "bulldust" powdery enough to mire the unwary. Such hazards make an 18-hour marathon of this 250-mile run to saleyards in Mareeba from Dunbar Station. There Tim Wallis (facingpage) lathers away grime using a tank that must alsofill his radiator and keep him alive if stranded in the merciless outback. The pay is good for today's wheeled drovers, but the old rigors remain.