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Colourful, evocative and authentic stories of the life of a drover and stockman. What bush life was really like - before the days of the motorbike and helicopters. Brian Taylor has lived in the Queensland bush almost all his life, and knows it well: the plains, the rivers and the mountains from the Barcoo to the sea. And he knows the people that live and work there - the drovers and stockmen, the station hands and those just passing through. In this collection of stories, Brian Taylor tells of some of the characters he has met: there is Dangerous Dan Smith, a hard, self-reliant man who wrote bush poetry; Father Peter, a gentle parish priest and occasional hero, and Charlie Gibson, an Aboriginal stockman utterly at home in his own country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780733623257
ISBN-10: 0733623255
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 155mm x 27mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor has worked in the bush for most of his life as drover, stockman, fencer, shearer and a saddler. He lives near Toowoomba and, with his wife, breeds and trains Arabian horses. He and his family are life members of the Stockman s Hall of Fame.

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