Peter and Sheila Forrest

Historians & Writers

Springvale and the Katherine


Springvale and the Katherine

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Based on the diaries of explorer and overlander Alfred Giles, this is an account of one of Australia's greatest droving expeditions to establish Springvale station, near Katherine, and its satellite stations at Newcastle Waters and Delamere. The book brings back to life the people who made the Australian outback what it is today. It tells of how people lived and how things were done in the days when the modern Northern Territory was being made. It is a truly Australian narrative of pioneer settlement, a story of people in search of their promised land; how they found it, claimed it and brought stock to it and how the town of Katherine grew near Springvale. These pages reveal how the real Australia was made.