On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

Please don’t kill off our Brumbies

The Man from Snowy River is a well known poem by A.B. (Banjo) Patterson which tells the story of a horseback pursuit to recapture the colt of a prizewinning racehorse that had escaped, and and is living wild with the brumbies (wild horses) of the mountain ranges. During the chase, the brumbies descend a seemingly … [Read the full story]