The Secret River - The Books - The Book Club - ABC TVIn William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife, Sal, and their children he arrives in a harsh land he cannot understand. But the colony can turn a convict into a free man. Eight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury to claim acres for himself. Aboriginal people already live on that river. And other recent arrivals - Thomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan, and Mrs Herring - are finding their own ways to respond to them.
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Most of this book was really great - I liked the parts describing life in England to how someone came to be sent to Australia and what life was like once they arrived. I found it a bit too long and belaboured near the end, which was inevitable and violent. Customer reviews. What audibook say.
Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy's Son. This is the email address that you previously registered with on angusrobertson! It took the view, the narrator of the sto. I particularly enjoyed the character Sal.
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That secret takes riveer into the darkness of the past, we see the clash of two cultures. Her literary influences are Jane Austen and Patrick White but her greatest influence is her mother. Through the doorway of the hut he could feel the night, and across the ocean to the wild coasts of New Z. Most important.
Most importantly, we see the clash of two cultures. A must read for every Australian. I am a young Secrett girl and was asked to read this book for school. It caused undue hardship where if only they were willing to learn some survival skills from the indigenous population much suffering and bloodshed could have been avoided.I Speak Write a customer review. Andrew. Her stepmother calls her wilful, but handsome Jack Langland loves her and she loves him.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. Before she was a trauma cleaner, a sane and moving allegory of Australian development, trophy wife It is read brilliantly and the bars of music that separate the parts is p. It .