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Author Brosnan, Warner, (Snowy)

Title Desert droving, saddling and shooting : the outback lives of Marie and Snowy Brosnan / as told to Marion Hercock
Published Carlisle, W.A. : Hesperian Press, 2012


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Description x, 69 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 30 cm
Summary At the age of twelve Warner Snowy Brosnan had a longing to ride horses, and when he saw Chips Rafferty in The Overlanders he vowed that one day he would be a drover. Snowy's dream came true, with all the thrills and falls, the blood and boredom, and rough and tumble of droving cattle. Now in his seventies, and one of the last surviving drovers of along the Canning Stock Route, Snowy Brosnan shares his memories of a vanished way of life in the Australian outback. A life on the land that started when he became a ringer, and later graduated to stockman, drover and saddler. At the age of eight Marie Brosnan loved reading cowboy books, and when she met her cowboy - Snowy - she found out that the real life cowboy was far removed from the romantic character in the story books. She became a first rate shot and 'head stockman' at Hooley Station, but never lost her stylish looks or waivered in her loyalty. The contrasting voices of Marie and Snowy Brosnan are brought to life in this lively memoir
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-65) and indexes
Notes © Marion Hercock, 2012
Subject Brosnan, Marie
Brosnan, Warner, (Snowy)
Cattle drives -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Country life -- Australia -- 20th century -- Biography.
Drovers -- Australia -- Biography.
Leather workers -- Australia -- Biography.
Saddlery -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Shooters of firearms -- Australia -- Biography.
SUBJECT Australia -- Rural conditions -- 20th century -- Biography.
Australia -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Brosnan, Marie
Hercock, Marion
ISBN 9780859055420 (paperback)
Other Titles Outback lives of Marie and Snowy Brosnan