by Marie Mahood
This is the real life story of the Outback that will make you proud to be Australian. The Mahood family are battlers who never ask for something for nothing and who never give up. Join the Mahood’s in the desert at Mongrel Downs’ somewhere West of Alice Springs. Or at the Cattle camp in Central Queensland’s tropical Brahman bull country complete with ticks, fleas, sandflies and Mosquitoes like German divebombers. Have a fat goanna for Christmas dinner at the Cattle Camp, but there’s no dinner until you’ve dug the 4 wheel drive out of the spewey soil, pulled Mad Cow out of the bog and mustered and branded 80 Cleanskin cows.