The Horses Too Are Gone
Table of ContentsIntroduction -- 1. Myall Plains -- Reconnaissance -- 3. The first lift -- 4. The forbidden mare -- 5. The grass generals -- 6. The high plains of death -- 7. Race against time -- 8. The black hole -- 9. The wild bunch -- 10. Stake-out -- 11. Dwellers of the rangelands -- 12. Bore crisis -- 13. Stampede -- 14. An autumn of reflection -- 15. Tableland camp -- 16. The shadows of anxiety -- 17. The dilemma -- 18. Gorge camp attack -- 19. The dingo and the omen -- 20. Rescue -- Epilogue.
Number Of Pages: 367
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Edition Number: 1
This product is categorised byNon-Fiction » Biographies & True Stories » Biographies
Non-Fiction » Earth Sciences & Environment » The Environment » Natural Disasters
Non-Fiction » Engineering & Technology » Agriculture & Farming » Animal Husbandry
Non-Fiction » Sociology & Anthropology » Sociology » Sociology & Customs & Traditions
Non-Fiction » Sports & Recreation » Active Outdoor Pursuits » Outdoor Survival Skills
The drought had reached crisis point. Cattle farmer Mike Keenan decided there was only one solution: he would have to get his starving cattle-- and his beloved horses-- to greener pastures north of the border. But when he finally got there he found his troubles had only just begun. South-west Queensland seemed like a modern-day Wild West, and as Keenan moved his cattle along the traditional droving routes in search of long-term pasture, he had to match wits with a host of characters-- as well as Nature herself. THE HORSES TOO ARE GONE is the true story of Keenan's struggle to survive against mounting odds, and it's an action-packed adventure that rivals any fiction. A fresh voice from the Bush, Mike Keenan writes with a deep passion and knowledge of Australian life on the land, tinged with a sadness and nostalgia for a way of life that is under threat.