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Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ spine is a little sunned but still clear and now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 416 pages The first history of that independent army of men who tramped the great shearing routes of the outback. The author visited sheds in every state and talked to shearers, musterers, teamsters, drovers, cooks and many more. She tells of the strikes in the 1890s when unionism came to the industry and of the characters, life in the sheds, and the antics of this unique group.