The Roo Shooter
by Keith Weatherly
Illustrated by David Schlunke
Macmillan & Co., 1968 [First Edition], black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, ex-library with minor edge and shelf wear, library stamps to front end-papers, a little edge and shelf wear to dustjacket, price-clipped, small tear at rear, see photographs
"Jim Hunter and his fellow roo shooters are tall, lean men who range over the vast Australian wastes shooting kangaroos for meat and leather. In the blistering dry heat of the day they and their quarry rest, but at night the whole country is on the move, and with the aid of powerful spotlights, the shooters kill roos to earn their living. The life of a shooter is a hard one: long stretches of solitude induce an obsessive loneliness which can force a man to talk to the roos themselves. And once they are accustomed to this way of life, a job in the city is impossible for a shooter ... 'My Rover, my rifle, and where my swag hits the ground, that's my address.'"