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Life in the Outback
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

Stockman Dave White gazes out over the Stoney's sheep and cattle station in northern Victoria, living the life Banjo Paterson captured in "At the Melting of the Snow:" 
     There's a sunny Southern land, / And it's there that I would be 
    Where 
the big hills stand / In the South Countrie!
"It's a great life," said Dave's boss Chris Stoney. "Very rewarding." But with the pleasure of leading a lifestyle so strongly rooted in Australian history comes a duty. "Living a bit of a myth, you feel a responsibility to upkeep it," explained Stoney. "You tend to chase a bit of publicity to try to stay there, where that's not our nature. I'd rather lead a quiet life and do what we're doing."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Fuji G690 (6x9) Rangefinder
Film Type: Fujicolor 400
Lens: 65mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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