Publisher:Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, 2003
Crawford House Publishing, 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, First
Second impression . Size: Octavo (standard book size). 200 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Library stamps etc only on endpapers, half-title page.. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. This is the true story of Bob Lunney, who, as a seventeen-year-old, joined a droving team on one of the last epic long-distance cattle drives in Australia. The tale begins at Elliot, a store, police station and scattering of houses about 400 miles south of Darwin, in the Northern Territory of Australia. What followed was a grinding round trip of 920 miles, 290 miles from Elliot to 'Willeroo' up the Murranji, then 630 miles back down the track and across to 'Rocklands', near Camooweal, Queensland. The cattle averaged only 8 miles a day for the journey, at only 6 miles a day during the first half. Lunney learnt within two days that he was neither the horseman nor the fighter that he thought he was, and the journey became a rite of passage, during which he grew up through bitter experience. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australiana; Australia; 1950s; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1863331417. ISBN/EAN: 9781863331418. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7397.