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ISBN: 9781863682473
Pages: 384
Publication year: 2007
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Big Mobs: The Story of Australian Cattlemen

Written by Glen McLaren

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Previously overshadowed in the public imagination by notions of American cowboys and the wild west, Big Mobs gives Australian stockmen the place they so richly deserve in pastoral and Australian history. From the lonely months on a long cattle drive to the boots they wore and the places they lived, this comprehensive work provides a fascinating insight into a unique way of life.

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‘… an unusual and rewarding addition to Australian social history.’ Weekend Australian

‘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


Pages: 384
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781863682473
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Glen McLaren

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.