Online Catalogue last updated 15th of August 2015
Dating back to the 1830s, the mountain cattlemen heritage is one of the oldest forms of agriculture in Victoria and New South Wales.
The cattlemen teach the now seventh generation the intimate secrets of the mountains, rivers and seasons as they tackle rigorous river crossings and mountainous terrain on horseback from a young age.
In this stunning book, photographer Melanie Faith Dove takes a contemporary look at the few remaining families proudly carrying on their long-held bush traditions, and training the next generation to become the custodians of the land.
Melanie Faith Dove has worked professionally for fifteen years with leading newspapers and magazines in Australia and abroad.
Melanie has a personal interest in documenting animals and rural issues. She has been widely exhibited and, in 2013, was awarded the National Portrait Gallery’s People’s Choice award in the National Photographic Portrait Prize. She photographically illustrated Smitten: 12 Stories of Enduring Love, 2010, Working Dogs, with Andrew Chapman, 2013, and Best Mates, 2014.
Code No. 017034, 224 pages, ISBN 9781760063719, $39.95