The making of an Australian legend
Working in some of the world's most challenging natural landscapes with beasts from tame to totally wild, the stockman speaks to something within the soul of every Australian.
Evan McHugh, one of Australia's foremost chroniclers of the outback and bush, presents the fascinating history of the stockmen and women who have carved out a living from the rugged ranges of the High Country to the vast and heart of the outback.
Richly illustrated with archival images and documents, as well as stunning contemporary photographs, the book tells the story of the stockmen throughout the ages, taking in legendary stock routes such as the Murranji and Birdsville tracks, the roles of Aboriginal workers and stockwomen, and the trials and triumphs of life in the stock camp.
The voices of the stockmen are woven together with McHugh's renowned expertise and keen eye for detail, to capture the epic scale of the famous cattle stations, how the industry has shaped the country and the unique pleasures of the stockman's life. (Rear cover text).