On Emerald Downs : An unputdownable Australian saga of conflict and loyalty
Ten years after he first took shelter with the Queensland Aborigines, Jack Drew - an escaped convict - has decided the time has come to return to civilisation. He finds employment on a back-country farm called Emerald Downs, and when the owner, Major Ferrington, is ordered to roust the Aborigines who have been terrorising the area, Jack is horrified to find he must go with him as a scout. The farm is left in the hands of Adrian Pinnock - the brother of Major Ferrington's fiancee, Jessie - but when Jessie herself insists on accompanying him dealings on the once well-ordered estate take a very different course. It soon becomes clear that the shattering events of these frontier times will give new meaning to all their lives...
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- Paperback | 320 pages
- 111.76 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 294.83g
- 03 Mar 2003
- Headline Publishing Group
- Headline Book Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
About Patricia Shaw
Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career.