The Dream Seekers

The Dream Seekers : A dramatic Australian saga of courage and determination

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Father Beitz has a dream. From his home in 1870s Hamburg, he plans to pioneer an idyllic German community in faraway Australia, in a backwoods hamlet, barely settled, called Bundaberg. He soon finds other dreamers eager to join him, thrilled by the prospect of a sunny clime, cheap arable land, and their own Lutheran society.But when they arrive they find the land, bought for them by Father Beitz, is nothing but a jungle, and before long it seems the trials of their new home may force the community to disintegrate. As time passes, a combination of courage and determination carries the pioneers beyond their fears, but a new threat awaits. Only an elderly Aborigine mystic sees the evil that threatens them, but can he warn them in time?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 38mm | 281.23g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0747268509
  • 9780747268505
  • 1,389,186

About Patricia Shaw

Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career. Her books have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.show more

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Praise for Patricia Shaw's previous Australian sagas:'Rich, compelling, well-balanced, unsentimental, vivid' Kirkus Reviews'Shaw gets it all right' Publishers Weekly'Storyline as dramatic and colourful as the land itself' Gold Coast Bulletin'Another Australian winner' Annabelshow more

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Praise for Patricia Shaw's previous Australian sagas: 'Rich, compelling, well-balanced, unsentimental, vivid' Kirkus Reviews 'Shaw gets it all right' Publishers Weekly 'Storyline as dramatic and colourful as the land itself' Gold Coast Bulletin 'Another Australian winner' Annabelshow more

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51 ratings
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4 37% (19)
3 31% (16)
2 4% (2)
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