Overlanding in Australia.

Melbourne: Mason, Firth & Co., General Printers, n.d., 1868.

Small octavo; original limp cloth, titling label on upper board.

Overlanding cattle to South Australia

The high-risk and pioneering culture of "overlanding" was well entrenched in Australia by the time Browne wrote this most informative handbook. The famous explorer Charles Sturt tried his hand at overlanding cattle from the east coast to South Australia in a failed enterprise to raise capital - he was eventually rescued by his friend Eyre when his provisions ran out. George Hamilton was another famous overlander, and much more successful than Sturt.

The high-risk and pioneering culture of "overlanding" was well entrenched in Australia by the time Browne wrote this most informative handbook. The famous explorer Charles Sturt tried his hand at overlanding cattle from the east coast to South Australia in a failed enterprise to raise capital - he was eventually rescued by his friend Eyre when his provisions ran out. George Hamilton was another famous overlander, and much more successful than Sturt.
In this rare Melbourne printing, Brown lists the rules and regulations of the trade, as well as the pitfalls, such as dealing with dingos, floods, droughts, disease, all retold from first-hand experience.

Ferguson, 7535.

Price (AUD): $4,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #3402132

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