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The Resource A crying in the wind : a Tasmanian story, Elizabeth Fleetwood

A crying in the wind : a Tasmanian story, Elizabeth Fleetwood

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A crying in the wind : a Tasmanian story
Title
A crying in the wind
Title remainder
a Tasmanian story
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Fleetwood
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an ancient island and its violent transformation from Eden-like paradise to the tourist-destination Tasmania of today, is told through the lives of four families. The Aboriginal child Tom, stolen in 1812 and forced into early adulthood with no family, no identity, and no love; the hard working Scottish Fairfield family who leave all that is familiar to establish themselves in an alien place; the convict George Turner whose gentleness and conscience are finally destroyed by hard fate; and later the Dijkstras - displaced from Java and then from the Netherlands by WWII – come seeking a new home in the fabled isle that their own Abel Tasman had discovered in 1642. In the wake of invasion and genocide, the remnant Aborigines struggle for bare subsistence and recognition on the remote Bass Strait Islands while the pastoral settlers build their empires on someone else’s land; the convict’s sons try to create a new identity, and the Dutch search for peace but bring memories of other wars. All of them are in an alien environment full of ghosts and strange presences. As their descendants – ordinary people whom you might meet on the streets of Hobart today - interact around the troubled boy Ty, a threatening environmental mystery, and a fiery climax on the slopes of the grand Western Tiers, this is raw history as well as the heart-warming story of ordinary people, loving, hating and battling along in a difficult setting, indelibly marked by their past, yet striving to rise above it and seek redemption
Biography type
collective biography
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Label
A crying in the wind : a Tasmanian story, Elizabeth Fleetwood
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: The Aborigines, 1812-1832: Tom Kickerterpoller -- The Fairfield settlers, 1823-1831: Susannah -- The Convicts, 1825-1833: George Turner -- The Dutch Dijkstra family, 1820 -- Part Two: The Aborigines, 1829-1886: Lucy Beeton -- The Fairfields, 1868-87: Isabella -- The Ex-Convict Turners, 1835-1914 --The Dutch Dijkstra family, 1877-1952 -- Part Three: The Aborigines, from 1938 -- The Fairfield daughters, from 1953 -- The Ex-Convicts, from 1950 -- The Dutch, from 1953 -- Part Four: The Tasmanians: James Mayne, Ellie Fairfield, Denise Turner, Alan Dijkstra - and Ty
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 378 pages
Isbn
9781925590203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A crying in the wind : a Tasmanian story, Elizabeth Fleetwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Part One: The Aborigines, 1812-1832: Tom Kickerterpoller -- The Fairfield settlers, 1823-1831: Susannah -- The Convicts, 1825-1833: George Turner -- The Dutch Dijkstra family, 1820 -- Part Two: The Aborigines, 1829-1886: Lucy Beeton -- The Fairfields, 1868-87: Isabella -- The Ex-Convict Turners, 1835-1914 --The Dutch Dijkstra family, 1877-1952 -- Part Three: The Aborigines, from 1938 -- The Fairfield daughters, from 1953 -- The Ex-Convicts, from 1950 -- The Dutch, from 1953 -- Part Four: The Tasmanians: James Mayne, Ellie Fairfield, Denise Turner, Alan Dijkstra - and Ty
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 378 pages
Isbn
9781925590203
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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