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PACKHORSE & WATERHOLE

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This is the story of a man who paved the way and made the tracks easy for others to follow. His life story is told by his son who went with him on his later expeditions.

The book documents Nat Buchanan’s life and his great droving and exploration trips in the vast, remote northern areas of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, between 1859 and 1896.

The author joined his father as an 18 year old in 1882 and accompanied him on many of his now famous inland ventures.  Their part in pioneering the notorious Murranji track, and the stocking and establishment of many great cattle stations, stretching from the Barkly Tableland, across the Northern Territory to the Kimberley are among the great stories unfolded by the writer.  At the time of writing Packhorse & Waterhole, Gordon Buchanan was the only survivor of the six men who pioneered the famous Murranji stock route.

Buchanan describes the hard work, the difficulties, the skills and the danger involved in droving stock over vast distances, quite often with long dry stages.


Item 1202: PACKHORSE & WATERHOLE By G. BUCHANAN


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