The Silver Brumby

Bel Bel gives birth to a colt, Thowra, on a dark, stormy night. The colt is an unusual colour, and Bel Bel knows this will make him hunted for the rest of his live.

Printing history
Hutchinson, 1958, London, illus Ralph Thompson
Hutchinson, 1962 (photo cover)
Dragon Books, London, 1969 (Peter Archer cover)
Dragon Books, London, 1973, 1982
Lions 1992, 1993, 1994
Griffin Paperbacks, Netley, South Australia,1994, 157pp
Collected edition (contains The Silver Brumby and The Silver Brumby’s Daughter) John Ferguson compilation, hb, 1982, 407 pp.
In Silver Brumby Stories Volume 1, Diamond, London, 1993

Bel Bel gives birth to a colt, Thowra, on a dark, stormy night. The colt is an unusual colour, and Bel Bel knows this will make him hunted for the rest of his live. Thowra grows up with his friend Storm, under the leadership of the stallion Yarraman. The Brolga fights and kills Yarraman, and Thowra, Storm and a group of other colts leave the herd. The colt Arrow hates Thowra, and tries to fight him, furiously jealous once Thowra and Storm take some of the Brolga’s fillies. Arrow is defeated, and Thowra then takes the creamy mare Golden from man.

Other editions

 

The Silver Brumby Series
The Silver Brumby
Silver Brumby’s Daughter
Silver Brumbies of the South
Silver Brumby Kingdom
Moon Filly (connector)
Silver Brumby Whirlwind
Son of the Whirlwind
Silver Brumby, Silver Dingo
Dancing Brumby
Brumbies of the Night
Dancing Brumby’s Rainbow
The Thousandth Brumby
Wild Echoes Ringing

Elyne Mitchell