Viewing Entry - Kings in grass castles (S14370) by Durack, Mary
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Kings in grass castles
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Biography. Durack family. Durack, Patrick, 1834-1898. Pioneers -- Australia -- Biography. Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia.
"'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 cattle-land across the great stretches of Australia. His grand-daughter, Mary Durack, with a profound sense of family history, has rebuilt the saga of the Duracks, a saga that is the story of Australia itself, huge, pioneering, and tremendous in concept.