This photograph celebrates an era of legends, when cattlemen roamed the high country of Australia´s southern range. In winter, these regions are blanketed with snow. But in the summer months, not so long ago, stockmen used to drove their cattle into the hills. This hut – at Falls Creek in Victoria – was one of the men´s old ramshackle resting places. It is captured here in the first light of morning between the spreading snow gums, a scene both of beauty and nostalgia. The good sense of those days is highlighted by the horrendous fires which now so often threaten these “protected” places. The cattle which once kept the undergrowth in check are gone. Many people (myself included) believe they should now be allowed back.