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Code: UKSPISBN: 0207132178Format: PaperbackSeries: AustralianaPages: 207Country of Origin: AustraliaPublisher: Angus & Robertson PublishersAge Group: AdultSize: 11 x 18
One of the warmest and most moving novels in Australian literature, COONARDOO is essentially the story of an aboriginal girl's love of a white cattleman...And of his own suppressed love for Coonardoo both for her own sake and as a symbol of the land in which they live.
The land is the hot, bare plain country of the far north west of Australia; and seldom whether it is scorching in the sun or lit with its wildflowers and flocks of wild cockatoos has it been so intimately and vividly described.
Landscape and love story, life of the cattleman and life of the aborigines, here combine to make a stark and beautiful tragedy which is recognised to be an Australian classic.