Australind; Wanderings in Western Australia and the Malay East

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byHenry Taunton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Life on the Murchison Station--Hunting wild Cattle--The Stockhorse--Work in the Stock-yards--Exciting Moments--Stand Clear--Wild Horses--The golden Bay--A long Gallop after Horses--I come to Grief--Yarding the golden Bay--"The Great Ride"--The Down-river Flats--The Forty-mile Sandplain--The dark bay Colt" Daydream's " Habits--The Plan of Campaign--Approach of the wild Horse--Headed off--Marvellous Endurance--A futile Chase--Diving Horses--Night Alarm--Baron von Mueller--The gloomy Policeman--Adieu to Murchison River. IFE on the Murchison was varied and healthy. The-L work was not too hard, and I managed to pick up a good deal of bush-craft before I left this station. The pleasantest and most exciting part of my duties was that of taking part in wild cattle and horse-hunting expeditions. In the case of wild-cattle, the long waiting and watching for the wild herds to come out of their fastnesses, attracted by our quiet herd, often seemed tedious work; but the exciting part came in when we suddenly darted from our hiding-places with loud yells and cracking of stock-whips to gallop round between the wild mob and the edge of the thicket to force them to take refuge in the midst of our tame " Push." This they generally did; but often enough they turned rowdy and refused to be headed away from their beloved thicket on the sides of the ranges, where they knew their freedom lay. Then pursuers became pursued, and you had to ride smartly to save a capsize or a horse from being gored. An old stock-horse, however, generally knows a thing or two in connection with wild cattle; and if, perchance, he has at any time had the bad luck to have been homed, he takes particularly good care, without any need for guidance from his rider, that the same mishap does not...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Life on the Murchison Station--Hunting wild Cattle--The Stockhorse--Work in the Stock-yards--Exciting Moments--Sta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217722083

ISBN - 13:9780217722087

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