The Australian Outback and the American Wild West were two of the last frontiers in the territorial conquest and expansions of the 19th century. These frontier territories were wild, lawless and extremely colourful.
In this volume, Drake tells stories about the squattocracy, the cattle kings and the land barons; mounted police, sheriffs and posses in pursuit of their elusive prey; bushrangers and outlaws and why they are so loved in popular fantasy; stockmen, ringers and cowboys; early white settlement and both friendly and hostile contact with indigenous peoples; and six shooters, gun slingers, snider rifles and infamous shoot-outs.
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st July 2005
Publisher: Central Queensland University Press
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0