I was very impressed with this book. It did not get 5 stars because it didn't flow as well as it could have. I don't know if 100 years ago there was a different standard, or if reading modern books messes up my ability to follow an older work. Regardless, the stories were excellent. This is more of a collection of stories rather than one continuous story all of the way through.
I loved the first hand recollections of frontiersmen and the humor that they lived with. George was clearly a student of the human condition and he responded to himself and all other humans around him in the best way. He laughed about it. Some of the subject matter is very serious. He explores racism, violence, corrupt law enforcement, and for the most part, he laughs at it all.
I would warn you that he does not hold to modern political correctness, but he wrote this 100 years ago, so you should over look that in my opinion. But if you are looking for an excellent read about the frontier in Australia (and a brief stop in America) that was well written and fun, than this is it. I don't know that you will find a lot of new historical data, but you will get a feel for the attitude and temperment of frontiersmen in a new land. People who didn't fit in well in their old land and had to find a new one. I really wish there was one more place on earth that we modern people could go and do the same.