Publication details

Bosley is a steer raised on Tocal. Bruce is a lecturer at Tocal College which is located on the Tocal property where Bosley was born. Together Bosley and Bruce have taught many students and visitors about farming beef cattle and about caring for livestock.

Bosley is one of the icons of Tocal, since Bruce West recognised that what Bosley lacked in muscle he made up for in temperament. This new children's book is about Bosley and Bruce. It's short, sweet, and a great way to introduce young kids to farming.

About this series

This book is one of a series of stories aimed at developing agricultural understanding in young students, as well as an appreciation of the work involved in producing food and fibre on Australian farms. The other titles in this growing series are Charlotte, Freda, Jack and Dunedoo, Sunny and Ruby, and Beatrice

Check out the activities designed to go along with these stories, created by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Schools program! They will help you get the most benefit out of the stories. Find them at

Other formats

The ebook has audio included so that children can listen to the story and read along. There is also an Auslan version on YouTube.

Title          Bosley and Bruce       
Author(s)          Jo Hathway and Jess Green         
Pages          20         
ISBN          978-1-76058-288-3         
Catalogue number          B978         
Year published          2018         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $10.00AUD (inc GST)