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From corner to corner : the line of Henry Colless / Adrian Mitchell
Bib ID 6810735
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Mitchell, Adrian, 1941-, author
Description Mile End, South Australia : Wakefield Press, 2015 
xii, 259 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781743053690 (paperback)

Henry Colless, one of the old pioneers. In his mid-teens he set out as a carrier across the Blue Mountains and then further along the track to the northwest. He was still a teenager when he helped his father and his brother establish legendary Come-by-Chance. He was one of the early settlers in Bourke, and later became one of its leading lights; and he drove a great mob of cattle across the corner country to establish the first station at Innamincka. This is his story. 'The Collesses. Theirs is the story of Australia itself. Convicts, bushrangers, cattle thieves, pioneers, punters, graziers, ANZACs; floods and droughts, boom and bust, they lived right through it all. Their story is every bit as comprehensive as Dorothea Mackellar's "I love a sunburnt country". They were right in the thick of our founding cultural history; they helped to make it, helped make this land. From Bird's Eye Corner to the far corner country. Henry Colless's line - corner to corner, through the middle of everything. And it is not a line without trace. George, William, Henry, they each handed on their sterling character - a more telling legacy than money can buy.'


Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index.

Subjects Colless, Henry -- Family.  |  Ranches -- Australia -- Management.  |  Dharug / Daruk / Darug people (S64) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)  |  Muruwari / Murrawarri people (D32) (NSW SH55-06)  |  Yandruwantha / Yandruwandha people (L18) (SA SH54-02)  |  Enterprises - Pastoral industry.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Government policy - Initial period and protectionism.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - Aboriginal guides.  |  Ngiyampaa / Ngemba people (D22) (NSW SH55-10)  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  Australia -- Social life and customs.  |  Australia -- History.  |  Innamincka (NE SA SG54-14)  |  Brewarrina (N NSW SH55-06)  |  Cooper Creek (Qld Far West SG54, NE SA SH54)  |  Murdi Paaki / Bourke (N NSW SH55-10)  |  Culgoa River N NSW SH55-06, SH55-07, SW Qld SH55-03)  |  Penrith / Nepean River (W Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Hospital Creek (N NSW SH55-06)  |  Cobar (N NSW SH55-14)  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Australian


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