Ab Teece discusses his early days at Mt Isa;

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Ab Teece discusses his early days at Mt Isa;

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Ab Teece
discusses his early days at Mt Isa; the Mt Isa Mines; copper prospecting; mining development; self-sufficiency, hardship and loneliness as a youth while his father was prospecting; WWII; US soldiers; being in the army; working in Normanton; managing a cattle station; marriage; deaths in his family; Malapunya Station; droving; horse bells and horse hobbles; pack-horses, wagonettes and trucks; Wave Hill; cattle "rushes" or stampedes; the droving life and camp routine; camp cooks; droving over dry stages; Aboriginal stockmen; working with Aboriginal stockmen; American cattle men working in the Northern Territory and their methods; cattle care; droving with dogs; Macarthur River and the Darcy family; becoming a saddler; owning a shop; retirement; singing and songwriting; country music and music festivals; rough-riders and horsemen; bush yarns; bare-knuckle fighting; family life; concluding remarks.


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