Deadliest Roads | Australia
Australia is the second most developed country in the world; especially in the south and west, whilst the rest of the country remains wild and untamed, presenting two very different ways of life – that of the English who arrived in the 19th century in the hopes of expanding their colonies further and further afield, and that of the Aborigines, the first inhabitants of this island-continent. To connect these two worlds, giant trucks, called road trains, relentlessly tackle the most remote roads and tracks on the continent. Since the 1930s, generations of daring drivers have taken to the wheel of these beasts, taking them at full-speed across the Outback’s rugged terrain. These ancestral lands, the Gibson Desert and the unspoilt Arnhem Coast are paradise preserved in a modern world. It is there that members of the Yolngu tribe have kept their cultures and customs alive for more than 50,000 years.