Great Australian Droving Stories : Before utes, trucks, road trains, planes and helicopters, drovers moved stock over vast distances of Australia's outback to market or in search of feed. It was an isolated and often difficult life, but one filled with adventure and great humor. Drovers, ringers, duffers and scoundrel: they were a wry and toughened bunch of white, black, half-caste and mixed-race folk, who knew all the tricks of the trade. Their kind is vanishing into Australia's past and their voices - and their stories - will soon be lost forever. Bill "Swampy" Marsh is one of Australia's most popular storytellers. In Great Australian Droving Stories he brings us a collection of adventures he has gathered in his outback travels that, in the authentic voice of these men and women, tell of the funny, sad, surprising, dramatic and sometimes painful truths about a way of life that is fast disappearing.