Zane Grey’s big Australian novel. American cowboy, Stirling Haselton, taking the blame for a shooting committed by a friend, is exiled to Australia and with one loyal follower, joins a party of ranchers and drovers making the long wilderness journey to the Elaberleys. Through the eyes of two cowboys, Australia comes alive for the reader – the flora, the fauna, the heat, the dust, the water, or lack there of, the strange and the exotic are all displayed. There are rustlers, and stampedes, and romance as well, or it wouldn’t be Zane Grey. Along the way there is adventure, friendship, cattle stampedes, fierce weather, tedium, treachory, rustling, murder, and love.