My Droving Days: Life on the Long Paddock

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Peter Moore left the city behind in 1952 to become part of a dying breed—a long distance drover. In My Droving Days we follow his progress through the 1950s as he rubs shoulders with the larger-than-life characters—and their dogs and horses—who trekked along the outback stock routes of western Queensland and New South Wales. Meet the world's worst cattle dog and the station hand, Charlie, who blows a laden outside toilet (and its contents) sky high; thrill to the high drama of a night rush (stampede); catch a poddy dodger in the act and live to tell the tale; literally get caught by a beast's horns; take on a brown snake while collecting wild duck eggs; or shoot a few kangaroos to feed the 27 dogs in the team. My Droving Days captures the real taste of the outback and the vanishing world of the overlanders, bulldust and all.

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Peter Moore was a drover throughout the 1950s. He married his wife Shirley Moore in 1960. She started writing in 1992 and has had several short stories published and articles published.

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