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The story of the Kilfoyles, cousins of the Duracks, who played a part in the overland cattle drive from Queensland to the mouth of the Ord River

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2003 .
      Extent: 303p.
      Description: ill., maps, ports.
      ISBN: 1920731075

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2005; (p. 110-111)

— Review of Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne 2003 single work biography

'Geraldine Byrne’s carefully researched social history tells the story of the overland cattle drives across northern Australia to the Kimberley in the 1880s, and of the establishment and development of Rosewood pastoral station, through the lens of station owners Tom Kilfoyle and his son Jack. The Irish Australian Tom Kilfoyle was a great cattleman of exceptional endurance and skill, and his son Jack an independently minded northern Australian character born and bred in the Kimberley pastoral industry. The magnitude of Tom Kilfoyle’s task, droving a herd of cattle for two years over 4000 kilometres, and the nature of pastoral life itself, are encapsulated in their being ‘held up for six months waiting for rain’ (p. 54).'  (Introduction)

Untitled Christine Choo , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 82 2004; (p. 151-153)

— Review of Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne 2003 single work biography
Untitled Christine Choo , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 24 2004;

— Review of Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne 2003 single work biography
Untitled Christine Choo , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 24 2004;

— Review of Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne 2003 single work biography
Untitled Christine Choo , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 82 2004; (p. 151-153)

— Review of Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne 2003 single work biography
[Review Essay] Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2005; (p. 110-111)

— Review of Tom and Jack : A Frontier Story Geraldine Byrne 2003 single work biography

'Geraldine Byrne’s carefully researched social history tells the story of the overland cattle drives across northern Australia to the Kimberley in the 1880s, and of the establishment and development of Rosewood pastoral station, through the lens of station owners Tom Kilfoyle and his son Jack. The Irish Australian Tom Kilfoyle was a great cattleman of exceptional endurance and skill, and his son Jack an independently minded northern Australian character born and bred in the Kimberley pastoral industry. The magnitude of Tom Kilfoyle’s task, droving a herd of cattle for two years over 4000 kilometres, and the nature of pastoral life itself, are encapsulated in their being ‘held up for six months waiting for rain’ (p. 54).'  (Introduction)

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