Cattle Duffers of the Outback

Cattle Duffers of the Outback


  • Author : Frances M. Boyle
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Cattle stealing
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1876622458


Cattle Duffers of the Outback Book Description :

In the world of cattle duffing, the branding iron gives way to the gun. These days, when the men are out mustering until well after dark and I am home alone cooking dinner, I have every light on inside and outside the house. As I walk from room to room, I carry my rifle with me. So much has happened over the past six years that now all I feel is a strange coldness deep inside me. I know that if someone was to come into my house yard and up the steps, and if I do not know them, I will shoot to kill... This is an engrossing tale of mayhem, villainy and pillage. What is most shocking about this book is that it is not fiction. It is the story of one family¿s struggle for survival on a cattle station in far north Queensland. The chronicle - a relentless ...

A Wild History

A Wild History


  • Author : Darrell Lewis
  • Publisher : Monash University Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781921867262


A Wild History Book Description :

The frontiersmen who came to the Victoria River District of Australia’s Northern Territory included cattle and horse thieves, outlaws, capitalists, dreamers, drunks, madmen and others, from the explorers of the 1830s and 1850s to the founders of the big stations in the 1880s and 1890s, and the cattle duffers in the early 1900s. This book looks at them all. Drawing on painstaking research into obscure and rich documentary sources, Aboriginal oral traditions, and first-hand investigations conducted in the region over thirty-five years, Darrell Lewis pieces together the complex interactions between the environment, the powerful and warlike Aboriginal tribes and the settlers and their cattle, which produced what truly became A Wild History....

The Gun Ringer

The Gun Ringer


  • Author : Geoff Allen
  • Publisher : Boolarong Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Genre: Stockmen
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922109217


The Gun Ringer Book Description :

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The Ragged Thirteen

The Ragged Thirteen


  • Author : Judy Robinson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Australia, Northern
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1876780134


The Ragged Thirteen Book Description :

Overlanding, poddy-dodging and adventure in the Never-Never. In the wake of the earliest settlers in the Kimberley, came the Ragged Thirteen, expert horsemen and cattle-duffers, and outback Australia's equivalent to Robin Hood....

An Alice Girl

An Alice Girl


  • Author : Tanya Heaslip
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760874261


An Alice Girl Book Description :

An Alice Girl is Tanya Heaslip's extraordinary story of growing up in the late 1960s and early 70s on a vast and isolated outback cattle property just north of Alice Springs. Tanya's parents, Janice and Grant 'the Boss', were pioneers. They developed the cattle station where water was scarce, where all power was dependent on generators and where a trip to town for supplies usually meant a full day's journey. Grant was determined to teach his children how to survive in this severe and isolated environment and his lessons were often harsh. Tanya and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattle-duffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the A...

Outback Heroes

Outback Heroes


  • Author : Evan McHugh
  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Australia
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0670041629


Outback Heroes Book Description :

The vision that appeared in the shooter's lamplight was a shock - a man soaking wet, with torn clothing, covered in cuts, bruises and blood. 'I've found that missing aeroplane,' O'Reilly gasped, 'and there are two men still alive.' The men and women you'll meet in this fascinating book come in all shapes and sizes, from convicts and engineers to cattle duffers and anthropologists. These remarkable Australians share an extraordinary ability to survive the rigours of the bush. In Outback Heroes, Evan McHugh brings together his favourite ripping yarns from the Australian frontier. He begins with escaped convict William Buckley, who emerged from the forest after thirty-two years in the wild; re-examines the legends of the Man from Snowy River and Waltzin...

Outback Stations

Outback Stations


  • Author : Evan McHugh
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2012-07-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742536217


Outback Stations Book Description :

'From the helicopter I could see the property's waterholes surrounded by paperback trees, its red-stone cliffs lit by the rising sun. And grass, endless seas of grass. Here was the vision splendid: Nat Buchanan's grass castle. Gurindji country. And my country, Australia.' This is big country, the outback, home to the largest cattle and sheep stations in the world. Yet few of us know what goes on behind the farm gate. What's life really like when next door is 500 kilometres away, and a day's work involves mustering livestock in their tens of thousands, dealing with extreme heat and backbreaking physical labour? Bestselling author Evan McHugh heads down the road to find out. He goes behind the scenes at Adria Downs in the dead heart of Central Australi...

Reports from a Wild Country

Reports from a Wild Country


  • Author : Deborah Bird Rose
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0868407984


Reports from a Wild Country Book Description :

Explores some of Australia’s major ethical challenges. Written in the midst of rapid social and environmental change and in a time of uncertainty and division, it offers powerful stories and arguments for ethical choice and commitment. The focus is on reconciliation between Indigenous and ‘Settler’ peoples, and with nature....