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John ‘Roothy’ Rooth

John ‘Roothy’ Rooth

John ‘Roothy’ Rooth was brought up on a sheep station in remote South Australia. He learnt to drive, weld, plough, shear and cook damper before his tenth birthday. These skills led to a decade of machinery work around the bush, teaching high school History and English, racing motorcycles and cars, working as an outback tour guide and finally a career as a magazine photo journalist specialising in bush travel.

In the last twenty years he’s been best known for clocking up over a million kilometres exploring the most remote parts of Australia in an old truck he built himself – named Milo!