Thursday?s Child : Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback

Author: Clive Thomas

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1631351265

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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Foundling Peter Tobin lived through a vanished age, a time when the wide Australian outback was opening up to the force of steel rails, steam power, visionary civic builders, and the power of determined men and their horses.In the remote outback of the late 19th century, Peter makes his own way in the world, from drover, sheep shearer and horse breaker, training horses for the South African War, to wealthy man of the land.The saga of a world now gone is told in powerful terms in the novel Thursday?s Child: Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback.

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Author: Clive Thomas

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631358979

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Foundling Peter Tobin lived through a vanished age, a time when the wide Australian outback was opening up to the force of steel rails, steam power, visionary civic builders, and the power of determined men and their horses. In the remote outback of the late 19th century, Peter makes his own way in the world, from drover, sheep shearer and horse breaker, training horses for the South African War, to wealthy man of the land. The saga of a world now gone is told in powerful terms in the novel Thursday’s Child: Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback.

Thursday's Child

Author: Sonya Hartnett

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459621220

Category:

Page: 232

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Harper and her family live in a ramshackle house in the country. Her brother, Tin, lives below them, building tunnels. It is the Depression and each of them is coping in their own way. One year their lives are changed forever by the misguided actions of a well heeled neighbour.

British Travel Writers, 1940-1997

Author: Barbara Brothers,Julia Marie Gergits

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 398

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This multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. 'Dictionary of literary biography' p

The Academy

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Harper's Weekly0

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The Biggest Estate on Earth

How Aborigines Made Australia

Author: Bill Gammage

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 174331132X

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 4439

Reveals the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people in presettlement Australia Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park, with extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands, and abundant wildlife. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than most people have ever realized. For more than a decade, he has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire, the life cycles of native plants, and the natural flow of water to ensure plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter, and this book reveals how. Once Aboriginal people were no longer able to tend their country, it became overgrown and vulnerable to the hugely damaging bushfires Australians now experience. With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, this book rewrites the history of the continent, with huge implications for today.

The Examiner

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The Illustrated London News

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Category: London (England)

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Sevengate

The Harvest

Author: Clive Thomas

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631358626

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 8800

“Thursday’s Child,” aka Peter Tobin – foundling, drover, shearer, horse-breaker, soldier, and pastoralist – travelled far and wide throughout the Australian outback in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The legacy of his widely scattered seed is gathered up in this tale of fatal misunderstandings, murder, and altruism, spanning the years 1910 to 1974. Like the Peter Tobin memoir “Thursday’s Child” that precedes it, the author gives a respectful nod to history pedants and reminds them this is a work of fiction.

Leslie's

Author: John Albert Sleicher

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The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

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The Athenaeum

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Argonaut

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Category: San Francisco (Calif.)

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Journal

Author: Knights of Labor

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Category: Labor

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Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

Senate

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Category: Australia

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