The Disputed Country Book & Map Pack


  • Book and Map Pack contains
  • The Disputed Country
  • Victoria’s Deserts 4WD Map 5th Edition
  • Valued at $37.45 plain and $49.45 Laminated
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The Disputed Country chronicles the survey of the South Australian – Victorian border from 1847 to 1850. It was an epic three-year saga of dogged persistence through heavy rain and flooded swamps, harrowing escapes from waterless Mallee Country and the the almost immediate destruction of the border markers by a devastating firestorm. It was soon proven that the surveyed border was several kilometres from the intended 141st east longitude, thus sparking a 64 year battle between the two states for possession of the “Disputed Country” – that thin slice of land between the two lines.
The immediate loss of the border markers to fire means that today, more than a century and a half after the survey was supposed to eliminate a lawless haven for criminals, a ‘no man’s land’ still exists between the two states. Includes the story of the border fence, a field guide to key heritage sites and detailed maps of the Border Track. Matched with the Victoria’s Deserts 4WD Map 5th Edition which provides further detail around the Border tack for your tour planning. Map also available laminated for enhanced durability.

Additional information

Weight 1.20 kg

Book & Map, Book & Laminated Map


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