The Australian classic Kings in Grass Castles was the saga of the first generation of the pioneering Durack family, beginning their story from 1853. But the second generation of the Durack men were not only hardy pioneers, used to droving cattle thousands of miles through the gra... read more
"'Cattle Kings' ye call us, then we are Kings in grass castles that may be blown away upon a puff of wind..." - Patrick Durack, 1878. When Patrick Durack left Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a dynasty of pioneers, and build an empire of cattl... read more
Too Long in the Bush: The Shepparton Talk. Len Beadell has been named the last "True Australian Explorer" for opening up over 2.5 million square kilometres of rugged Australian Outback. Follow the stories of Len through one of the many public speaking engagements. Listened to and loved by people of all generations.
Len Beadell was the natural choice to select and help prepare the site for an historic detonation in the lonely Australian back countryWith his road building exploits behind him, Beadell was the perfect choice for the task of selecting and preparing the location for the weapons testi... read more