Wild Horses Don't Swim - Michael Keenan
Author of The Horses Too Are Gone
The bull moved out of the spear grass and onto the creek bank, vigorously shaking his head. The ivory-tipped horns were like giant skewers. He raised more dust and I could hear the saliva gurgling deep in his throat. In full view on the bank, we all stood vulnerable to a thousand kilograms of hard muscle.
'Look for a tree!' I yelled.
The Horses Too Are Gone, the true story of Michael Keenan's fight to save his cattle and his farm from drought, won the hearts and minds of readers all over Australia. In Wild Horses Don't Swim, Mike embarks on another quest: to rescue the magnificent wilderness of the west Kimberley from being destroyed forever.
The Fitzroy River, one of the last great rivers flowing freely to the sea, is the lifeblood of the west Kimberley. When Mike heard of plans to dam it to allow cotton-growing, he was horrified. A dam on the Fitzroy could cause an environmental disaster greater than any Australia has ever known.
With the help of the local Bunuba people, fierce opponents of the dam which threatened their homeland and sacred sites, Mike organised a horseback trek to explore the area and discover what was at stake. What he found was a paradise of unique plants, pristine rivers and dramatic gorges.
In Wild Horses Don't Swim we join Mike, his intrepid wife Sal and their Bunuba friends in an action-packed adventure as they dodge wild bulls, ford raging torrents, brave bushfires and climb sheer cliffs - searching for the legendary rock art that might be lost forever.
Publication Date: 2000 First Edition
FREE postage Australia wide for orders over $25.
Please read refunds policy before finalising your order. Pre-loved books may have signs of age or damage, such as writing, creases/tears to pages or covers. I always do my best to ensure the pricing of the book is relative to its condition. All photos provided are of the actual product(s) you will receive. All Photographs are taken under bright LED lighting to show items as accurately as possible, however some glare may be visible on reflective covers/items. If you are concerned about the potential condition of a pre-loved book, please send me a message BEFORE purchasing.
Thank you and happy reading.
LOVE the journey * READ the story * SHARE the tale
Turn the Page