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Life as an Australian Horseman : Images of Australia's Largest Cattle Stations - Fiona Lake

Life as an Australian Horseman

Images of Australia's Largest Cattle Stations

Hardcover Published: 14th August 2013
ISBN: 9780975812914
Number Of Pages: 285

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The companion book to "A Million Acre Masterpiece", "Life as an Australian Horseman" contains more photos of the largest and most famous cattle stations in the world. The photographs included in this book also range right across the top of Northern Australia: from Western Australias beautiful Kimberley region, into the Northern Territorys Victoria River District and Central Australia, and on to Queenslands Channel Country. The cover of "Life as an Australian Horseman" features stockmen mustering beside the spectacular limestone cliffs of the Napier Range, in Western Australias remote West Kimberley region. Chapters in "Life as an Australian Horseman" are arranged in sequential order so readers are taken on a fascinating journey via a typical cattle muster. It begins with the pre-dawn catching and saddling of stock horses and proceeds to mustering, dinnercamp, walking huge mobs, yarding up and stockcamp evenings; to branding and loading roadtrains. Then returning from stockcamp to station homesteads, ringers quarters and outback gardens. There is a special chapter on bronco branding, a uniquely Australian practice. Unlike the first book, there is no glossary; instead more photographs are included. Fiona Lake lived and worked in the bush for many years and knows her subject inside out. She took all the photographs and wrote the accompanying captions, so like "A Million Acre Masterpiece", "Life as an Australian Horseman" is a distinctly original book, full of quirky details, resulting in an air of authenticity appreciated by readers.


1.  End of the holiday for the station horses

2.  Gathering the cattle - mustering

3.  Dinnercamp

4.  Walking the mobs

5.  Yarding up

6.  Horses knock-off time

7.  Stockcamp evening

8.  Yardwork

9.  Broncoing

10. Stockcamp by day

11. Finishing up in the yards

12. Roadtrains

13. Back at the station

14. Windmills & tanks

15. Horses away

Acknowledgements & authors note

ISBN: 9780975812914
ISBN-10: 0975812912
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 14th August 2013
Publisher: Fiona Lake
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 21.0