A photographic journey along Australia’s longest stock route.
Drovers are a hardy, resilient breed of independent nomads who relish the freedom of the road and revel in the solitude of the open spaces. They delight in the company of the livestock in their care, their loyal dogs and keen stockhorses. They lead lives governed by the pace of their herds, the rhythm of the seasons and by the travelling stock routes on which they move. These pathways are known to most Australians as The Long Paddock.
Acclaimed documentary photographer Andrew Chapman and award-winning journalist and author Tim Lee have followed in the pathways of the drovers across the vast plains of southern Australia. They have captured in stunning imagery and evocative writing the richness and beauty of a timeless tradition.