The Drover’s Cook and other verses
by Tom Quilty
ISBN 978-0-85905-640-3, (1958 R 2016), 124 pages, soft cover, 140 grams.
$25.00* + POST
Tom Quilty was a well-known Kimberley cattleman who became famous for his verse and especially for his descriptive poem, “The Drover’s Cook – weighed fifteen stone, He had one bloodshot eye, He had no laces on his boots, No buttons on his fly.”
The royalties for this book go to the Kimberley RFDS. This small reprint of a now rare book is done to satisfy the curious readers of the new Red Dog: True Blue by Louis de Bernieres in which the author quotes verse from The Drover’s Cook.