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A Kindness Cup

Label
A Kindness Cup
Title
A Kindness Cup
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Thea Astley
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Language
eng
Summary
The story of Taws, an Australian town about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. But one man is not about to celebrate. Returning from 15 years exile, he is intent on reminding the town of the brutal acts they perpetrated during their early years of settlement.In nineteenth-century Queensland, Lieutenant Freddie Buckmaster takes a band of men to 'disperse the natives' from Mandarana, an outback town. Violence is the inevitable result. Terrified, a young mother, Kowaha, leaps from a cliff, holding her baby.Two decades after the massacre, Tom Dorahy returns to his hometown for a reunion, bringing with him memories of its dark past and an attempt to reclaim justice for the victims of that night.A Kindness Cup addresses the efforts made to forget and to remember by both white and indigenous Australians, so that they may negotiate a future together
Summary
Two decades after a massacre of local Aboriginal people, the former residents of a Queensland town have reunited to celebrate the progress and prosperity of their community. Tom Dorahy, returning to his hometown, is having none of it: he wants those responsible to own up to their actions.
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Storyline
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Award
  • Age Book of the Year, 1975.
  • Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 1975.
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Astley, Thea
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Kindness Cup
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7bb6c09c-91a3-42c5-8080-9cdbaafa5eda
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781742699509
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Kindness Cup
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7bb6c09c-91a3-42c5-8080-9cdbaafa5eda
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742699509
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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