A drover is a person who moves a mob of animal stock overland via a road or track from one place to
another. In the old days (30 + or so years ago) huge herds of cattle and mobs of sheep would be
moved about in this manner. Thousands of miles would be covered - Australia is a big country.
This is quite a site to see and in a romantic context Aussie Outback at its best - the way we like
to remember it. Dogs barking - horses galloping after run-aways, whips cracking, men shouting,
swearing - sitting around the campfire at night spinning tall tales about a mob that got away.
And always always surrounded by the mystique of the Australian Outback - the smell of gum trees, the
laughing kookaburras. To understand you have to experience this.
We have no idea how they move the cattle and sheep now - probably in trains and semi-trailers.
We don't care either being vegetarians and living in the city. We prefer soya beans dosed with a
liberal dressing of round-up and we just lurve our genetically modified tucker - mad soy
- to the alternative.