Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

by

Robyn Davidson

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Toly Character Analysis

Along with Jenny, Toly is Davidson’s other closest friend in Alice Springs. He is an activist for Aboriginal rights and also works as a teacher in Utopia, an Aboriginal cattle station. Davidson describes him simply as kind and supportive, and he frequently helps with her preparations for the trek. He and Jenny also visit Davidson in Wiluna and spend time with her near the end of her trip

Toly Quotes in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

The Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback quotes below are all either spoken by Toly or refer to Toly . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback published in 1995.
Chapter 5  Quotes

I made lists of lists of lists, then started all over again. And if I did something that wasn’t on a list, I would promptly write it on one and cross it out, with the feeling of having at least accomplished something. I walked in my sleep into Jenny and Toly’s room one night and asked them if they thought everything was going to be all right.

Related Characters: Robyn Davidson (speaker), Jenny , Toly
Page Number: 90
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Toly Character Timeline in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

The timeline below shows where the character Toly appears in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3 
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...local social life and jeopardize her solitude. However, two of these young people, Jenny and Toly, win her over and become her close friends. (full context)
Chapter 5 
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Having seen the camels from the air, Davidson sets out on foot with Jenny and Toly to capture them. Although she is at first confident of their course, the group quickly... (full context)
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Davidson turns her attention to building packs and saddles for her trip. With her friend Toly’s help, she slowly learns how to make and fix the equipment she will need for... (full context)
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...in a month by trekking the camels to a nearby Aboriginal settlement called Utopia, where Toly is a teacher. She diligently prepares for the trip, and eventually she and the camels... (full context)
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...face, she is also annoyed at the intrusion. After a final visit from Jenny and Toly at a campsite along the way, Davidson makes final adjustments to her pack, puts the... (full context)
Chapter 11 
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...home to stay in, miles outside of town. Rick has also arranged for Jenny and Toly to fly in, which delights Davidson. Together, the four of them hide out in the... (full context)
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...Wiluna and enjoy a last day together laughing at the camels’ antics before Jenny and Toly depart. (full context)