Whistler’s Bones

Whistler’s Bones by Greg Barron

About the book.

Want to know what it was really like on the Australian Frontier?

Whistler’s Bones is the story of a fifteen-year-old boy who rode away from his home in Bendigo in 1880, looking for a life of adventure. Within a few months he was droving with Nat Buchanan across the Gulf Track to the Territory. At just seventeen he joined the Durack family’s epic cattle drive from Cooper’s Creek to the Kimberleys. A stockman for most of his youth, he also hunted for gold at Hall’s Creek, and for pearls on the coast north of Broome. He fought in the Boer War, and travelled the world when travelling was hard.

Based on a true story, this is an Australian yarn like no other. No holds barred. Adventure. Passion. Romance. And the truth of our violent frontier like you’ve never read it before.

Major publishers said that it was “too confronting to publish.” We disagree. We think it’s time that this story was told.



“An absolute epic story. Loved reading every word and had a lot of trouble putting it down. A fabulous read.” M Watson
“Got it, reading it, great book. Can’t wait to get to the next chapter. Really enjoying it.” S Flanagan
“Just finished reading. Awesome book – they were tough back then.” G Davies
“Nearly finished it now and what a great, well researched story. Pretty close to a 10 out of 10 read.” S Lucas
“A great read just finished reading it, couldn’t put it down.” T Wotherspoon
“Great book and a great read.” C Hitchens
“Have bought the book and enjoying it. A good read especially,having recently travelled a lot of the area they are droving through.” M Scully
“Loved the book.” G Harris
“Great read, just finished, couldn’t put it down … highly recommend.” P Hynd
“This is a FANTASTIC book. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. Well done Greg.” M Finlay-Franken
“A great story, listened to the interview on Conversations on ABC radio months ago.” D Drinkall
“I really enjoyed this book on my Kindle.” D Walker
“Well worth reading. A fantastic story.” P Firth
“Just read this book … loved it!” M Balderson
“Reading the book now and it’s great.” D Pownall
“A great book tells it like it was no sugar coating.” L Dunne
“I have just finished reading this book, it is amazing, confronting, and also interesting.” G Baker
“I’ve finished it bloody good read.” P Towle
“Just finished reading, sensational story.” D Thomas
“What a fantastic read… a real eye opener of life in outback Australia during the late 1800’s.” T Dyer
“Just finished reading this. I would say probably one of the most engrossing books I’ve read… Could not put it down. Anyone with even a slight interest in the early cattlemen, history and the settling of Australia’s north west, will enjoy it. Good work Greg.” P McLeod

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Author: Greg Barron, with original excerpts from the writings of Charlie Gaunt

310 Pages, Trade (large) Paperback.

ISBN: 978-0-6480627-4-5

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