West of Centre: A Journey of Discovery into the Heartland of Australia

By Ray Ericksen


Question and Australian and you will most likely find an urban man, vaguely conscious of the great space inland from the coastal fringe in which he lives, and almost wholly ignorant of its nature.

In 1967 one of these men tired of his state of innocence. He brought a Land-Rover and set out to discover for himself the reality.In the book Ray Ericksen recounts his experience of seven months of solitary travel and reports on what he found in the interior of his island home, bringing a philosopher’s sensitivity and a poets eye and ear to this ancient beautiful land.

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