The red dust swirls around you, filling your lungs and coating your face, the cattle low as they march onwards, you crack a cold one at the end of a long hot day- the path of a drover is a long and difficult one...
Droving is woven in the fabric of Australian history, but droving cattle long distances is a rare event today.
View the epic Brinkworth drive, as captured through the lens of photographer Al Mabin in her book The Drover.
During the severe drought of 2013, South Australian farmer Tom Brinkworth purchased 18,000 head of cattle from the AA Company.
The $8 million transaction was the largest single purchase in the history of Elders Livestock.
Having purchased the cattle, the next question was how to get them home to Brinkworth’s 35,000 hectare property, Uardry Station near Hay, New South Wales.
Doing the sums, the cost of trucking the cattle was roughly the same as walking them down.
The journey started in June 2013, covering 2000km and crossing two States, as the cattle were walked south on 'The Long Paddock’.
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