The "Aboriginal kangaroo"
A drover is an experienced stockman, who moves livestock, usually sheep or cattle, "on the hoof" over long distances. He had to be independent and tough, an exellent horseman, able to manage stock as well as men.
Bristish colonisation of Australia began with the arrival of the First Fleet in Botany Bay in 1788. Since then the people of european descent have formed the majority of the population in Australoa, comprised about 60% percent of the Autralia population. A consequence of British settlement was appropriation of land and water resources, which continued throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries as rural lands were converted for sheep and cattle grazing.