Tracks Setting & Symbolism

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Queensland, Australia

Robyn Davidson is from Queensland and to her the city represents comfort, safety, and civilized culture.

Alice Springs, or The Alice

Alice Springs is the last actual town at the edge of the huge Australian desert and Robyn goes there to prepare for her trip. The town is characterized by racism, sexism, and alcoholism.

Ayers Rock

Robyn meets Rick at Ayers Rock, having finished the first leg of her journey. She finds the beauty of the Rock to be breathtaking.

Glen Helen

Robyn starts her trip from Glen Helen, which is near Alice Springs.

Diggety

Robyn's dog Diggety accompanies her on her trip. Diggety is her best friend, and when Diggety eats poisoned meat and dies, Robyn is devastated.

Robyn's Camels

Robyn manages to get four camels: Zeleika and her calf Goliath, and two bulls named Bub and Dookie. Each camel has a distinct personality.

The Gunbarrel Highway

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