Beyond the Big Run

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Univ. of Queensland Press, Jan 10, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
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'I'll be lucky to last a bloody year,' was the prediction of nineteen year old Charlie Schultz. That was 1928, when he first arrived to take up the management of Humbert River Station. A tiny run-down property in a tangle of wild ranges, neighbour to the vast and legendary Victoria River Downs, Humbert was at the very edge of Australia's last frontier. There were hostile blacks in the ranges, fences were almost unknown and wild cattle overran the stations. Battling loneliness, hardship and the wild bush itself, Charlie was to last the year. He went on to work Humbert Station for another forty-three years.Gathered from extensive interviews with Victoria River District historian Darrell Lewis, Charlie's remarkable life-stories intersect with the colourful events and characters of the day. Here are the renegades, ruthless bosses, floods and droughts, gun fights and spearings, Christmas sports and horse races that capture the historic sweep of Charlie Schultz's extraordinary life and achievements.
 

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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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