“…the ‘forcible taking away of lubras’ was a commonplace of outback life. Police officers who had spent their whole careers on the frontier had told him ‘how men on stations seeing lubras in the bush will pursue them, run them down on their horses, and take them away’.[p. 174, 1]
Note: Lubra was a term used previously to refer to Australian Aboriginal women. Its use might now be considered offensive.
Reynolds, Henry. (1981) 2006. The Other Side of the Frontier. Sydney: UNSW Press. ISBN: 0–86840–892–1.