Alice Mabin is a freelance photographer and journalist. She joined the recently completed Brinkworth Drove, which saw 18,000 head of cattle walked 2000kms across two states during a severe drought.
Such an epic journey has not been undertaken in over 100 years!
Alice documented the journey and the result is a generously proportioned, 200 page coffee table book titled 'The Drover'.
It is a true story that captures gruelling conditions that these unique Australians endured daily as they placed their part in Australian agriculture through a profession that often goes unrecognised by the general public.
From the weather-beaten drovers, the young ringers and their trusted mounts to images of cattle stampeding to compete for one of life's most essential elements - water, Alice has captured it all.
Order your copy direct from Alice's website at www.almabinphotographic.com or call her direct on 0499 559 399.
For more than 25 years Fiona Lake has specialised in taking photos on and writing about Australia's largest cattle stations. These cattle stations ('ranches') are the biggest in the world. Quite a few are 10,000 square kilometres in size and run 20,000 or more cattle. Most still rely on stock horses for mustering and on many, stockcamps are still usual for at least part of the year. Australia is the most urbanised country in the world and because these vast cattle stations are located in remote areas and not open to the general public, accurate information and authentic photos have always been relatively scarce.
Nearly 500 of the very best of Fiona's outback cattle station photos are included in the best-selling coffee-table style books 'Life as an Australian Horseman' & 'A Million Acre Masterpiece'. Unique Australian Christmas cards & outback greeting cards are also available, as well as limited edition photographic art.
Chopper pilot and animal expert Matthew Wright has spent his life in the great outdoors drawn to creatures that most of us would run away from. Raised in the wilds of Papua New Guinea and the Australian outback, Matt became comfortable with wildlife, including deadly snakes, spiders and sharks, at a young age.
He works closely with scientists, wildlife management authorities, indigenous elders (traditional landowners) and cattle station owners to ensure a win-win situation for both the animals as well as the humans that need his help.
Watch him on Foxtel's Outback Wrangler.
Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame
The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia's premier outback heritage institution. In Queensland's central western town of Longreach, the centre provides visitors with a spectacular outback experience.
Equestrian Life magazine
Equestrian Life magazine brings together the best feature articles covering equestrian personalities, events, lifestyle and property plus essential information for every horse enthusiast. First launched in 2005, the magazine proved to be a strong favourite in equestrian circles for over three years; it is now re-launched by new owners as a multi-platform equestrian brand.
The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival
Corryong, Victoria -
The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong, Victoria in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.
It is a unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, artists and lovers of the Australian High Country and pioneering spirit. Held every April, the Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture and in particular the imagery created by AB Banjo Paterson’s and Australia’s most famous poem “The Man from Snowy River”.
The Festival offers contestant and visitor alike a unique opportunity to be part of the celebration of traditional Australian Bush skills that remain an essential part of Australia’s heritage.