Beyond the Big Run

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Univ. of Queensland Press, Jan 10, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
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Offering an in-depth overview of the early days in the Australian cattle industry, this unique memoir describes one man's experiences managing the Humbert River Station for 43 years. Remarkable life-stories intersect with renegades, ruthless bosses, floods and droughts, gun fights, and horse races, capturing the historic sweep of Charlie Schultz’s extraordinary adventures. A colorful, personal account of hardship and triumph complete with photographs and excerpts from diary entries, this narrative describes life in the hostile bush and shares a powerful insight into an older, simpler Australia.
 

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Contents

Early Years
10
Buying Humbert River Station
17
The Great Australian Loneliness
28
Outlaws
42
The Big Run
62
VRD Outstations
76
The Upper Wickham
93
To Queensland Droving
105
Rough Hewn Men 270
170
They Thought Id Gone Mad
183
Bullita and Whitewater 296
196
Beyond Humbert
215
Notes
224
Key Events
229
Glossary
232
Select Bibliography
233

A Lot To Be Thankful For 226
126
Wife and Kids 237
137
The End of Isolation 252
152

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About the author (2008)

Charlie Schultz was the owner and manager of Humbert River Station in the Victoria River district and created one of the showpiece stations in the Northern Territory. Darrell Lewis is a historian and the author of Slower Than the Eye Can See.

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