Drover's Stories

Drover's Stories : Life in the Long Paddock

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A drover idling behind his cattle in a haze of dust; the sound of horse bells drifting through the night air; the fury and fear of a stampede, and the tragedy of a young mother, still clinging to her still-born baby days after birth are just some of the recollections of the drovers who meet every August at the Camooweal Drover's Camp in Central Australia. And although it was a hard isolated life, it was a life that many men, and some women, loved with a passion, sleeping out in a swag for months at a time, shifting thousands of cattle along the stock routes until, in the 1960's, the government opened up the north with all-weather roads and the days of the drover were all but over.In this fascinating series by ABC Local Radio, the remaining drovers and their descendants share their experiences to sustain interest in this unique and significant industry that is part of our history.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • VocalEyes Productions
  • Burwood, Australia
  • 1864825995
  • 9781864825992