Before utes, motorbikes, helicopters and planes, mustering and droving were done by men (and occasionally women) on horseback, who moved sheep and cattle vast distances in search of better feed or markets. Bill Marsh has spent time with these tough characters, listening to and recording their stories in one volume.
Great Australian Droving Stories brings together sixty stories of lives on the road as told to Bill by the drovers.
Whether you like a good yarn or are a keen observer of human nature and Australia’s culture, this is a fascinating compilation of adventure, humour and emotion.
Great Australian Droving Stories, by Bill “Swampy’ Marsh
ABC Books, 2003