By Elizabeth Fleetwood

ISBN-10: 1925590208

ISBN-13: 9781925590203

This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an historic island – and its violent transformation from an Eden-like paradise to the tourist-destination Tasmania of this present day – is instructed in the course of the lives of 4 families.

The Aboriginal baby, Tom, stolen in 1812 and compelled into early maturity without relations, no identification, and no love; the hard-working Scottish Fairfield relations who depart all that's frequent to set up themselves in an alien position; convict George Turner whose gentleness and moral sense are eventually destroyed by way of challenging destiny; and later the Dijkstras – displaced from Java after which from the Netherlands via WWII – come looking a brand new domestic within the fabled isle that their very own Abel Tasman chanced on in 1642.  

In the wake of invasion and genocide, the remnant Aborigines fight for naked subsistence and popularity at the distant Bass Strait Islands whereas the pastoral settlers construct their empires on a person else’s land; the convict’s sons try and create a brand new id, and the Dutch look for peace yet carry thoughts of different wars. them all are in an alien atmosphere filled with ghosts and weird presences.

As their descendants – usual humans whom you could meet at the streets of Hobart at the present time - have interaction round the afflicted boy Ty, a threatening environmental secret and a fiery climax strengthen at the slopes of the grand Western Tiers.

This is uncooked background and a heart-warming tale of standard humans – loving, hating and struggling with alongside in a tough atmosphere, indelibly marked via their earlier, but striving to upward thrust above it and search redemption.

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