At the age of fifteen, Charlie left his home in Bendigo and signed on as a drover with Nat Buchanan
Two years later he was a key man on one of Australia’s greatest cattle drives – he Durack family’s two-year journey from Cooper’s Creek, Queensland – to the Kimberley.
Stumbling on Charlie’s largely unknown story, and filling in the gaps with fiction, the author has created a novel unique in Australian literature.
An unprecedented adventure, and a passionate love story – Whistler's Bones is both a celebration of the good things in the settlement of Northern Australia – and a damning indictment of the bad.
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