Big Mobs: The Story of Australian Cattleman - PB
'In almost all respects I found Australian ranching customs and traditions far more intriguing, more dangerous, more 'western' than those of North America' - Professor Jim Hoy, Emporia State University, Kansas.Previously overshadowed in the public imagination by notions of American cowboys and the wild west, Big Mobs gives Australian stockmen the place in history they so richly deserve. From the lonely months on a long cattle drive to the boots they wore and the places they lived in, this comprehensive work provides a fascinating insight into a unique way of life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Glen McLaren was born in York, Western Australia, in 1948. He has worked as a shearer, bulldozing contractor, horse breaker and farm manager. He was awarded a PhD from Curtin University in 1995. He has recently completed a history of the Northern Territory pastoral industry, and is currently working on histories of the West Australian School of Mines and Muresk Institute of Agriculture.