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Once A Green Jackaroo by G. A. W. Smith

Once A Green Jackaroo by G. A. W. Smith

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Once A Green Jackaroo

by G. A. W. Smith

Robert Hale & Company, Rigby, 1975, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0709150121

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with small chips and sunned top of front cover (see photographs)

'Almost the first man I met in Australia, 50 years ago, called me a Pommy Bastard and we parted for life after demonstrating that neither was any better than the other at fisticuffing. 
I learned all the four-letter words because they were the language of the day ...
I was chased across a "bare" claypen by an enraged six-foot brown snake ...
There were musterings of wild cattle all over the map it seemed, and the branding pens and more branding pens ...
There were wild races over a winding motor road through the densest scrub ever where each man tried to "ride off" his neighbour so he would be confronted instantly by a wall of trees so thick ...'


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