Northern Patrol: An Australian Saga

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: R. Pilmer
Year: (1937) 1998
ISBN: 0859052206
Other: b&w photos, appendixes, indexes
Publisher: Hesperian Press

Travellers who venture into the northern and eastern parts of Western Australia enter a world that is still very much a frontier. The landscapes are spectacular by unforgiving; the climatic extremes test personal endurance; and there are few of the facilities that one takes for granted in closely settled area. If you were to think about just what the conditions in these areas would have been like in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the challenges that faced visitors and residents in the areas were enormous.

The experiences related in this book are told in a simple and brief manner by a man who was indefatigable carrying out his duties, and in man people's opinion was on of the greatest 'Bushmen' that wore the uniform of a Police Officer.

Experiences of a mounted policeman in the Western Australian bush in the 1890s and early 1900s, such as native murders, horse stealing, gold rushes, Canning Stock Route, Wiluna and more and covered in this book.

List of Illustrations
1. A Kiltie in the South
2. The Forests of Akiteo
3. A Trail in the Trackless West
4. Benarri the Hunter
5. An Outpost Police Station
6. White Offenders and Black
7. The Fitzroy in Flood
8. Longada Pays the Penalty
9. The Murders at Lilmalura
10. Women of the Bush
11. Pigeon's Last Stand
12. Adventure's on Patrol
13. Paddy the Flat
14. A Wild White Man
15. King Leopold Patrol
16. The Python in the Pool
17. A Pearl of Price
18. Desert Decoy
19. Death of a Prospector
20. The Canning Stock Rescue
21. The Attack
22. An Australian Legree
23. Land of the Future
Appendix 1. A Scheme for the Preservation and Betterment of the Aboriginal Natives of Western Australia
Appendix 2. Police Service Record
General Index
Index of Personalities
Locality Index

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