The authors have taken Paterson’s beloved ballad and traced the footsteps of  The Man From Snowy River through the Snowy Mountains country  and the strange, treeless plains of the Monaro. Here is the history of the real men and women in the background of Paterson’s legend – half-mad shepherds, ticket-of-leave men, the squatters, the settlers and their inheritors. Plenty of awesome photographs in colour and black and white, together with the little snippets of  history that make up the entire colourful tapestry of the pioneers.