Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

By: John Morrison

Price: $39.95

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Book Condition: New


The story of Harry Readford, born in 1841 on the frontier of the infant colony of New South Wales, who became a proficient bushman, stockman, drover, explorer, pioneer and above all, a renowned cattle duffer, has passed into Australian folklore. The pivotal event in the story was the famous cattle theft in 1870, of 1200 head from the Longreach area of Central Queensland, and droving them nearly 1600 kilometres through virtually unexplored desert country deep into South Australia. This feat, and the subsequent "infamous" trial at the Roma courthouse in 1873, was portrayed in Rolf Boldrewood's classic novel Robbery Under Arms. Boldrewood created the mythical Captain Starlight, so Harry Readford, already a legend in his own lifetime, became the myth - and rode into history. This book incorporates a complete series of landscape, portrait and narrative paintings, drawings, photographs, maps and text, woven around a theme of major historical and cultural importance, which was signifi cant then and is now. Critique: Resident Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame artist, John Morrison has capitivated the infamous story of Harry Readford into a beautifully illustrated book that will stand the test of time. This book is a hertiage collection of artwork alive with scenes of the Outback as it would have been in the late 1800s.

Title: Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

Author Name: John Morrison

Categories: Australian Biographies, Australian History, NT Australian, Bushrangers,

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 1925236102

ISBN Number 13: 9781925236101

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 22.0 x 29.0 x 1.0 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 003972

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