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Boss Drover and His Mates

  • ISBN-13: 9781920831592
  • Publisher: HALSTEAD PRESS
  • By Anne Marie Ingham
  • Price: AUD $35.95
  • Stock: 961 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 05/02/2013
  • Format: Paperback (250.00mm X 190.00mm) 216 pages Weight: 460g
  • Categories: Autobiography: general [BGA]
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"Anne Marie Ingham Brings the spirit of the outback alive . . . A must read"  Northern Territory News    After several popular hardback runs, the paperback is an answer to calls for a more portable edition, but its still a big illustrated book. In grim Depression days, 12 year old Clarrie Pankhurst left home on the River Murray. He found an adventurous life on the great stock routes, taking huge mobs of cattle to Queensland from stations in WA and the Territory. The drovers are gone now, replaced by road trains. Their hair raising escapades, sense of humour, and full and generous lives live on—in the yarns and memories, paintings and photos in this book. From the author of Wild Cattle, Wild Country and Pioneers of the Kimberley.

Anne Marie Ingham lived as a child in New Zealand and New Guinea, returning to Australia at the outbreak of World War II. With her husband Lister she raised four children on the property west of Orange where she bred fine Murray Grey cattle. She has great affection for the north of Australia and its colourful inhabitants.

Foreword 6
When it all Began 8
i Old Heads on Skinny Young Shoulders 9
ii On Their Own 16
iii The Young Ringer 29
iv An Eventful Initiation 42
v The War Comes to Australia 54
vi The Boss Himself 66
vii Confidence Returns 85
viii The Larrikins 92
ix The Unholy Alliance 106
x The Larrikins Wed 121
xi Enter Emily 133
xii Love of a Lifetime 146
xiii The Drover’s Dancing Cook 164
xiv The Partnership 178
xv If You Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’Em 194
Epilogue 198
A Drover’s Contract 202
Stock Routes Report 206
Voices from the Past 209
Acknowledgements 214

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