Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with stickers on book cover and a protective plastic cover.
Duncan MacGregor was an ambitious and talented Scottish Highlander who tried his luck as a shepherd in a new country and made good.
MacGregor quickly realised the pedigree required for cattle, sheep and horses in the harsh Australian climate and led the industry in breeding programs. In 1869 MacGregor established his famous studs of pure Booth Shorthorns, Clydesdale horses, and Border Leicester sheep at Riddells Creek, Victoria.
At his peak in the 1880s, the family holdings totalled thousands of square miles of productive cattle country. The Federation Drought 1895 to 1903, dealt MacGregor's pastoral empire a severe blow. His significant losses were exacerbated by his ill-advised attempts at money-lending and property speculation.
This biography of Duncan MacGregor is a gripping and highly readable account of how he survived the ordeal and lived to tell the tale. It is a compelling story of his remarkable life.