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By Elizabeth Fleetwood

ISBN-10: 1925590208

ISBN-13: 9781925590203

This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an old 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 family members, no identification, and no love; the hard-working Scottish Fairfield family members who depart all that's general to set up themselves in an alien position; convict George Turner whose gentleness and sense of right and wrong are eventually destroyed by way of difficult destiny; and later the Dijkstras – displaced from Java after which from the Netherlands by means of WWII – come looking a brand new domestic within the fabled isle that their very own Abel Tasman stumbled 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 an individual else’s land; the convict’s sons try and create a brand new identification, and the Dutch look for peace yet carry stories of different wars. them all are in an alien setting choked with ghosts and weird presences.

As their descendants – usual humans whom it's possible you'll meet at the streets of Hobart this day - have interaction round the stricken boy Ty, a threatening environmental secret and a fiery climax advance at the slopes of the grand Western Tiers.

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

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