The Long Paddock

The Long Paddock, celebrates one of Australia’s enduring rural traditions as drovers move cattle and sheep across the arid plains of western NSW and into Queensland.

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Drovers lead lives governed by the pace of their herds, the rhythm of the seasons and by the travelling stock routes on which they move. These pathways are known to most Australians as The Long Paddock.

Acclaimed documentary photographer Andrew Chapman and award-winning journalist and author Tim Lee have followed in the pathways of the drovers across the vast plains of southern Australia.

They have captured in stunning imagery and evocative writing the richness and beauty of a timeless tradition.

“This is a beautiful book — not just for the images taken in the light of dawn and dusk of weathered faces and vast open landscapes that we’ve come to consider as iconic representations of rural Australia.

“But it is surprisingly captivating for the stories it tells.” – Kath Sullivan, The Weekly Times

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The Long Paddock is published by The Five Mile Press.