Purpose Built: The making of Caves Road


In August 1921, the South-Western News reported that Busselton businessman Dave Gibb had piloted his Super-six Hudson from Karridale to Lake Cave without mishap, the first motor car to make the journey. Gibb’s achievement was the culmination of an undertaking initiated 20 years earlier to link the caves in the Cape to Cape region of Western Australia by road. Drawing upon contemporary records, this book looks at the factors and people behind the inception of what is today an iconic drive, and provides an insight into the beginning of tourism in the renowned Margaret River region.

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