Australian politics

Nov 19, 2012

They call me Jimmy Wavehill – that “famous man” reflects on a life in the saddle

That head stockman and my father had a good go in the yard. He wanted to beat my father but my father been too good for him. After my father knocked that bloke out he got a rope and jammed that bloke in the bronco panel – made that head stockman squeal. (laughs) My father and I pulled out from there. Got his swag, put me in the saddle-bags and we went walking towards Larrimah way.

Bob Gosford — Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

Bob Gosford

Likes birds and people, not necessarily in that order.

I've known Jimmy Wavehill for a few years now. People call him "that handsome man" or "that famous man" and Jimmy won't deny either - though he is usually pretty modest about his long life with the horses and cattle and country to the west and south of Katherine in the Northern Territory where he was born and has lived his long life.

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2 thoughts on “They call me Jimmy Wavehill – that “famous man” reflects on a life in the saddle

  1. David Coles

    Good one Bob. Good to hear Jimmy is still going.

  2. paddy

    Quite the nicest thing I’ve read all week. Thanks.

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