As Australian 4-wheel drivers, the Victorian High Country is a special place for us. Steep challenging tracks, stunning mountain views and a pioneering history that resonates with anyone who has an affiliation for the bush are just some of the attractions that bring us back there year after year.
If you caught our recent DVD Series from the Vic High Country, you would have seen a short part of an interview Ron Moon did with High Country Cattlemen Graeme Stoney and Charlie Lovick.
The Stoneys and the Lovicks ran cattle on the western ranges of the alps for generations before the government stopped cattle grazing in the national parks and these guys know the mountains better than anyone. They have a passion for the area that is infectious and to hear them talk about the land they love and what’s happening to it is something anyone who has visited the area, or aspires to visit it, should hear.
Ron’s chat with the fellas was too good not to share so here it is in full.
For more information on the cattlemen and their plight, take a look at the website of the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria’s website at www.mcav.com.au. There’s plenty of history there to be leant and the association’s annual events arte not to be missed.