Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Previous owner has signed inside page.
Two condensed book editions in one volume.
Fifteen Hundred Down the Murranji by Bob Lunney.
In 1956, seventeen-year-old Bob Lunney joined a droving team on one of the last epic long-distance cattle drive in Australian history. This book is drawn from the notes he scribbled during the trip. It was a grinding round trip of 920 miles, 290 miles from Elliot, south of Darwin to Wileroo up the Murranji, then 630 miles back down the track and across to Rocklands near Camnooweal, Queensland.
Pieces of Blue by Kerry McGinnis.
At the age of six, Kerry McGinnis loses her mother. Her father, left with four young children to raise, gathers up his family and leaves the city to go droving. The McGinnis clan travels the continent for the next fifteen years, droving, horse breaking and living off the land. Kerry grows up in the harsh outback, and her closest friends are the animals that inhabit the land. With the memory of her absent mother ever-present, Kerry begins her difficult journey into young womanhood.