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Gidgee and grit : a history of Loves Creek Station and Ross River Homestead, Central Australia / Lorraine Day
Bib ID 6152078
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Day, Lorraine, author
 
Description Blackwood, South Australia Freestyle Publications, 2012 
© 2012 
vii, 338 pages : illustrations (some of colour), maps (some of colour), portraits ; 21 cm 
ISBN 9780958117586
Summary

"Loves Creek Station is one of the earliest pastoral leases in Central Australia, and once covered nearly 4000 sq km. Gidgee and Grit traces the history of the region from geological beginnings and Aboriginal culture to the early explorers like John McDouall Stuart, and the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line. It highlights the determination and fortitude of the early settlers who chose to eke out a living from this seemingly inhospitable terrain and were, without adequate communications, isolated for months and often years. It encompasses the transition from horses and camels to motor vehicles and helicopters, from cattle breeding to tourism and, after 100 years of cattle grazing, eventaully returning the land to its indigenous owners" -- Back cover description.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-319) and index.

Subjects Love's Creek Station (N.T.) -- History.  |  Ross River Resort (N.T.) -- History.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Botany.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Enterprises - Tourism.  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Occupations - Domestic servants.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers - Drovers / Stockmen.  |  Ross River (N.T.) -- History.  |  Ross River (South Central NT SF53-10)  |  Amoonguna (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Atnarpa (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Macdonnell Ranges (South Central NT SF53-13, SF53-14)  |  Ndhala Gorge (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Undoolya / Ndolya (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Loves Creek (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Alice Springs map area (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Arltunga (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Australian
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