Pilgrimage : Journey through the Life and Writings of Mary Durack
With vivid and passionate descriptions of her beloved outback, Mary Durack brings alive the spirit of our country and those who have shaped it. Pilgrimage is an unforgettable journey through the vibrant landscape and life of Mary Durack, from her early writings in the 1930s through to the mid-1980s. Though best known for two family histories that have become literary classics, Kings in Grass Castles and Sons in the Saddle, Mary Durack's great talent extended to fiction, short stories, drama and verse. This long-awaited collection of her favourite works, including material never before published, provides a rare glimpse into Mary's extraordinary experiences, from her Kimberley days on the family properties and her time with her own family in Broome, to her city home in Perth. Mary writes with insight, compassion and humour of outback legends, and the many bush characters whom she knew and loved - of their far reaching wisdom and struggle to adapt to a changing land. Pilgrimage is an enduring record of a way of life that is fast disappearing and a testament to an exceptional writer. In the early 90s, before her death, Mary started
- 128 x 198 x 23mm | 286g
- 04 Feb 2000
- Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
- Milsons Piont, Australia
- Illustrations ports.
Dame Mary Durack DBE OBE was born to the heritage of a pioneering family. Long recognised as one of Australia's great literary figures, she wrote 15 books, short stories, poems, plays and film scripts. She died in 1994.