Telephone: +618 89532137            Email: redkanga@bigpond.com

RED KANGAROO BOOKS

Your specialist in Australian Books

ONLINE SHOP

A WILD HISTORY

$30.00

In 1883 pastoralists began to drive great herds of cattle into Victoria River District of Australia's Northern Territory. They entered a vast tropical land of big rivers, wide plains, and rugged ranges. It was a cattleman's paradise, but also a paradise for the Aboriginal people who had lived there for thousands of years.

Each side came to see the other as the serpent in the garden - a serpent that had to be banished - and a twenty year war ensued. The cattlemen won, but it was a pyrrhic victory. The coming of the cattle began the destruction of the paradise for both. The frontiersmen who came to the district included cattle and horse thieves, outlaws, capitalists, dreamers, drunks, madmen and others.

Together they established massive stations of up to 12,000 square miles on the traditional lands of the Aborigines. This book looks at them all, from the explorers of the 1830s and 1850s to the founders of the big stations in the 1880s and 1890s, and finally at the 'golden era' of the cat

Item 8933: A WILD HISTORY By DARRELL LEWIS

Item Added.
Adding Item.