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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 informed during 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 relations who depart all that's popular to set up themselves in an alien position; convict George Turner whose gentleness and moral sense are ultimately destroyed by way of not easy 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 came upon 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 somebody else’s land; the convict’s sons attempt to create a brand new id, and the Dutch look for peace yet carry stories of alternative wars. them all are in an alien setting packed with ghosts and weird presences.

As their descendants – traditional 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 improve at the slopes of the grand Western Tiers.

This is uncooked background and a heart-warming tale of normal humans – loving, hating and scuffling with alongside in a tough surroundings, indelibly marked through their prior, but striving to upward thrust above it and search redemption.

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