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THE BRUMBY WARS by Anthony Sharwood

THE BRUMBY WARS by Anthony Sharwood


The "Brumby Wars" delves deep into the contentious debate surrounding Australia's wild horses, or brumbies. More than just a dispute over horses, it reflects a broader struggle over Australian identity and values.


Some view brumbies as symbols of freedom, invoking the legends of the Man from Snowy River and the ANZAC Light Horse, while others see them as invasive pests harming delicate alpine ecosystems. This divide underscores a larger conflict: do we prioritize preserving natural landscapes or cherished cultural symbols? Drawing on firsthand interviews, the book captures the intense emotions from all perspectives, highlighting the growing polarization in Australia. As the nation grapples with its choices, the tension is set to intensify: will we choose the land or the horses?

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