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Author Grenville, Kate, 1950-

Title The secret river / Kate Grenville
Published Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2005
Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  827.03 G8285 A6/S  DUE 30-06-20
 W'PONDS  827.03 G8285 A6/S  DUE 30-06-20
Description 334 pages : maps ; 25 cm
regular print
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
Analysis Australian fiction
Historical fiction
Notes Maps on end papers
Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2006 shortlist
Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2006 winner
Subject Prisoners -- Fiction.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Fiction.
Penal colonies -- Fiction.
Liberty -- Fiction.
Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Prisoners -- Australia -- History -- Fiction.
Squatter settlements.
Land tenure -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Fiction.
Squatters -- Australia -- History.
Australian fiction.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Fiction.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- Fiction.
Squatter settlements -- Australia -- Fiction.
Aboriginal Australians -- Relations with Whites -- Fiction
Hawkesbury River Region (N.S.W.) -- History -- Fiction
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Hawkesbury River district, New South Wales -- History
New South Wales -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Australian fiction
Historical fiction.
Australian fiction
LC no. 2006365651
ISBN 9781920885755 :
1920885757 :