A Bunch of Strays
Author: Marie Mahood
First published: 1996 This edition: 2014
Format: Softcover 247 pages
This is a genuine bush novel that has grown out of Marie Mahood’s decades of personal experience in the Australian Outback. Mick and Marion fall in love in the Kimberleys. Together with an outcast Aboriginal couple they ride their horses overland to Arnhem Land and carve a cattle station out of virgin bush. They are the ‘bunch of strays’, bush battlers with a hunger for land and freedom. The plot features clashes between poddy‑dodgers, outback horse‑breeders, government bureaucrats, tribal Aborigines and a bitter feud with a rich American cattleman. This is an exciting story that you won't be able to put down.