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The Drovers by Evan McHugh (Paperback, 2010)

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The Drovers: Stories Behind the Heroes of Our Stock Routes by Evan McHugh

From the High Country to the Outback, there are extraordinary stories of the men and women who have travelled across Australia behind mobs of cattle, sheep and horses. These quiet achievers, of every race and creed, forged an Australian legend.

Evan McHugh brings alive the hapless convicts attempting to round up the First Fleet's escaped cattle on foot; overlanders blazing through trackless wilderness to supply the vast stations carved from the bush; stockmen who risked blizzards to bring cattle to alpine pastures; and drovers who crossed the continent behind the largest mobs of cattle the world has ever seen. These stories overflow with colourful characters: cattle-duffers like Harry Redford, renowned boss drovers like Nat Buchanan and strong women like Edna Zigenbine and Red Jack, who could measure up to any man.

They lived a life most of us only dream about and came to love the beauty of Australia's most famous and infamous stock routes, including the Birdsville, Murranji and Strzelecki tracks, and the Canning stock route. McHugh's meticulous research and vivid eye for detail is the closest you'll get to saddling up your moke and poking a mob of cattle off camp.

About the Author

Even McHugh is an award-winning author who has written for many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines, and for television. He is the author of thirteen books including Outback Heroes: Red Centre, Dark Heart; Outback Pioneers; Birdsville: My Year In The Back Of Beyond and Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters. His guide National Geographic Sydney won the PATA Award for Best Travel Guide in the Asia-Pacific, and Red Centre, Dark Heart won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Non-Fiction.

Evan was born in Sydney and now lives in a vineyard in the Hunter Valley, at the northern end of one of Australia's oldest stock routes.

 

 Paperback | 272 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.000 x 15.5  x 2.100 

 

 Penguin Random House Australia

 Viking Australia

 Hawthorn, Australia

 Illustrations, 1 map

 0670072508

 9780670072507

 

Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including minimal scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.