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The secret river / Kate Grenville
Bib ID 3701932
Format BookBook
Author
Grenville, Kate, 1950-
 
Description Melbourne : Text Pub., 2006 
334 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781921145254
1921145250
Summary

William Thornhill along with his wife Sal and their children arrive in the harsh land of New South Wales. It is the year 1806 and William has been transported for the term of his natural life. Eight years later William and his family lay claim to a hundred acres up the Hawkesbury. Aboriginal people already live there and other newly arrived settlers are finding their own ways to respond to them. William finds he soon has to make a very difficult choice that will affect his life.

Notes

First published: 2005.

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Subjects Squatter settlements -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Convicts -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Penal colonies -- Fiction.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - 1901-  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous - Fiction.  |  Hawkesbury River Region (N.S.W.) -- History -- Fiction.  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Form/genre Historical fiction.
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