Meet western comic book heroes Lash Larue (bullwhip legend, champion of damsels and lost causes and horseback rearing cowboy that saves the day) and Hipshot Percussion (Sheriff Rick O'Shays moustached best friend gunslinger who backshoots the backsooter that was gonna backshoot the sheriff without telling no one. You don't know if he's a crook or a goodie but he always seems to do the right thing).
In my early days in the Territory as a young stockman mustering cattle on Victoria River Downs Station (1966), I always carried a whip and a long moustache, and was, unbeknownst to me, nicknamed Lash Laroo after these characters by Aboriginal-Chinese Stockman and later life-long friend Billie King.
Exactly 50 years ago.
Read the poem "All in a day's work (25 years after)" for a taste of a day's work mustering cattle on VRD. This year, 50 years after.