Store cattle from Nelanjie! By half-a-hundred towns,
By Northern ranges rough and red, by rolling open downs,
By stock-routes brown and burnt and bare, by flood-wrapped river-bends,
They've hunted them from gate to gate - the drover has no friends;
This is part of the second verse from Will Ogilvie’s classic Australian droving bush-ballad, From the Gulf, first published in The Bulletin, 14 December 1895, and it sums up the life in the long paddock for drovers.
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