Jack Sammon

Austrailia

Jack is a fourth generation stockman and grew up on cattle stations in Northwest Queensland, Australia. He spent time in mustering camps and going on droving trips during school holidays. On leaving school, he worked as a ringer, horse breaker, head stockman and drover. When motorbikes and helicopters started being used to roundup cattle and big trucks, called road trains, were introduced to transport cattle, Jack left the outback life and spent the next twenty- five years as a coal miner.
Now he concentrates on conveying through his poetry and stories the life and culture of the Australian stockman.