Timothy Hall and Trisha Dixon have taken the spirit of Paterson's ballad and retraced the steps of 'The Man From Snowy River'. Their search for the real men and women behind Banjo Paterson's legend delves into the history of the high country from its first settlement to the present day. This magnificent book is a journey to Cooma, headquarters of the great Snowy Mountain Hydro-electric Scheme; to Tumut and Miles Franklin's lovely Tumut Valley; and Kiandra, a ghost-town now, but once a bustling gold-mining centre.
We are given a privileged glimpse of the Snowy Mountains, their fragile ecology desperately striking a balance with man. The icy streams and meadows of flowers, the small lakes, left from the last ice age, and the snowy crags - these and many other faces of Australia's high country are discovered through Hall and Dixon's picture history. This is Australia at its most beautiful.