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ISBN:
1865088072
Author:
Sarah Hay
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin (May 1, 2005)
Pages:
240 pages
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1655 kb
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1885 kb
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1879 kb
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Rating:
4.2
Votes:
736


Sarah Hay. How we were flattened by the sun and the wind that would gust dryly from the north. How our eyes would itch and the hot air was so hard to breathe.

Sarah Hay. How our eyes would itch and the hot air was so hard to breathe ould dampen lengths of canvas to hang in the doorway and the windows. But by the time we finished putting them up, they would be dry again. In the afternoon the trees were still and the birds sat quietly. The bush twitched and rustled with the rasping of cicadas. First published in 2002. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher

In my opinion, Hay also gives us something even more uncommon, an insight into the female version of events. The heroine is Dorothea Newell, a young british woman who has emigrated to King George Sound with her large family to find a better life.

Sarah Hay began writing as a livestock journalist for the Western Farmer and Grazier. Prior to that she had worked as a jillaroo on a cattle station in the Kimberleys as well as with shearing teams as a shedhand and farmhand. She is also qualified as an Enrolled Nurse

Sarah Hay began writing as a livestock journalist for the Western Farmer and Grazier. She is also qualified as an Enrolled Nurse. In 1989 Sarah went to London and after freelancing for a few months joined the national newspaper Today as a diary reporter. On her return to Perth in 1993 she entered public relations. Five years later she left her job with The Rowland Company to begin an Arts degree part-time at the University of Western Australia.

Featuring an immense, wild landscape of ocean and islands untainted by human existence, Sarah Hay writes a remarkable tale of people who have fallen through the gaps of recorded history. Truly very compelling

Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2001  . Featuring an immense, wild landscape of ocean and islands untainted by human existence, Sarah Hay writes a remarkable tale of people who have fallen through the gaps of recorded history. Truly very compelling. It really has extraordinary power.

AbeBooks Sarah Hay has written for the Australian livestock publications Grazier and Western Farmer. She has also written for the London newspaper, Today.

Sarah Hay has written for the Australian livestock publications Grazier and Western Farmer.

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Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing. Sarah Hay has written for the Australian livestock publications Grazier and Western Farmer. It records the early maritime history of the south coast of Australia, where. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Allen & Unwin, 2002.

Shipwrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1835, Dorothea Newell, a young English woman, is marooned on an island in this compelling novel based on a true story. A raw tale of survival unfolds as Dorothea and the other castaways come to terms with the seal hunters encamped on the island and with the desolate environment. Also depicted are the reassimilation challenges that Dorothea faces when she returns to civilization.
  • Thabel
Dark story poorly told. Seemed like chunks where missing making it difficult to understand. Character relationships poorly developed and confusing.

Would not recommend
  • Anaginn
This book is a fictionalized account of a true story. In 1835, Dorothea Newell and 8 others were shipwrecked on an island off the coast of Western Australia. It is a harsh world and she finds herself a single white woman in the company of sealers, desperadoes and people of shady pasts.

To protect her younger sister, whose husband has tried to trade her to Black Jack Anderson the sealer, Dorothea becomes Anderson's woman. Even this does not guarantee her safety. She does what she must and keeps hergoal of returning to civilization burning.

It is not an easy or "feel good" story to read. The characters are hardened and as harsh as the conditions that surround them. It is a dark story, but does have moments of hope. Just when I'd think that it all was unbearable, something would happen to bring a little hope or goodness into the characters lives.

It is worth reading, though and probably gives a glimpse into a piece of
Australia's history that is probably not well known.