A powerful novel set in a man's world of mustering, horse-breaking and crocodile hunting.
19 year old Stan Rolt moves to the Territory to manage a run-down cattle station for two years, but ends up staying for fifteen. Try as he might he can't seem to escape its clutches, even though it killed his father and threatens to bring him down. He is held there by the dependence of the people, black and white and the memory of a tragic love affair that still haunts him.
For anyone with Australia in their blood this book is compulsory reading.
First published in 1955, this edition 1999