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The Resource Australia on horseback : the story of the horse and the making of the nation, Cameron Forbes

Australia on horseback : the story of the horse and the making of the nation, Cameron Forbes

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Australia on horseback : the story of the horse and the making of the nation
Title
Australia on horseback
Title remainder
the story of the horse and the making of the nation
Statement of responsibility
Cameron Forbes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From then on, horses carried explorers who opened up the country to settlement. They carried Aboriginal mounted police, trained as ruthless killers of their own people. Horses, often fine stolen animals, carried bushrangers who ruled the roads and bailed up townships: 'gentleman' Matthew Brady, 'brave' Ben Hall and the towering, controversial Ned Kelly. Horses carried men to war. Some 120,000 horses were sent to World War I battlefields: only one was brought home. Horses helped build the nation, marshalling the great flocks and herds, helping to create its myths. As they have since the early days of the colony, they carry our bets and, like the mighty Phar Lap in the Depression days, they have the power to lift our spirits
Cataloging source
ANL
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Forbes, Cameron
Dewey number
  • 636.100994
  • 994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
SF 284 .A8
LC item number
F67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robinson, George Augustus
  • Faithfull, George
  • Leichhardt, Ludwig
  • Pemulwuy
  • Black Mary
  • Kennedy, Edmund Besley Court
  • Jackey Jackey
  • Horses
  • War horses
Label
Australia on horseback : the story of the horse and the making of the nation, Cameron Forbes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. The yellow horse -- Ch. 1. The shock of the new -- Ch. 2. Heaven, hell and war -- Ch. 3. Sharing a doom -- Ch. 4. The centaurs -- Ch. 5. They eat horses, don't they? -- Pt. II. The red horses -- Ch. 6. The sorcerers' war -- Ch. 7. Guns and gold -- Pt. III. The chestnut mare -- Ch. 8. Convict bushrangers -- Ch. 9. Freeborn bushrangers -- Ch. 10. The native sons -- Pt. IV. The bay charger -- Ch. 11. All the King's horses -- Ch. 12. Foreign fields: The Boer War -- Ch. 13. Foreign fields: The Great War
Control code
000053556722
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxx, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742614168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)893328899
Label
Australia on horseback : the story of the horse and the making of the nation, Cameron Forbes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. The yellow horse -- Ch. 1. The shock of the new -- Ch. 2. Heaven, hell and war -- Ch. 3. Sharing a doom -- Ch. 4. The centaurs -- Ch. 5. They eat horses, don't they? -- Pt. II. The red horses -- Ch. 6. The sorcerers' war -- Ch. 7. Guns and gold -- Pt. III. The chestnut mare -- Ch. 8. Convict bushrangers -- Ch. 9. Freeborn bushrangers -- Ch. 10. The native sons -- Pt. IV. The bay charger -- Ch. 11. All the King's horses -- Ch. 12. Foreign fields: The Boer War -- Ch. 13. Foreign fields: The Great War
Control code
000053556722
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxx, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742614168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)893328899

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