Drover's life still beckons for Ned, almost 90, as he leads stockmen on Eidsvold cattle drive


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After 90 years, many people would be happy to park up on their couch with a cup of tea and cake.

But not Ned Neumann, who sits astride a horse at the head of a mob of cattle, volunteers and paying participants at Queensland's Eidsvold cattle drive.

He's due to turn 90 later this year but he says his job has never changed: return the cattle in a better condition than when he was given them.

Mr Neumann says he has stuck it out in the bush because when he is out there, his destiny is his alone.

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