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The Resource Capricornia, Xavier Herbert ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)

Capricornia, Xavier Herbert ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)

Label
Capricornia
Title
Capricornia
Statement of responsibility
Xavier Herbert ; read by Humphrey Bower
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning three generations? Capricornia tells the story of Australia's North. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians? of chance relationships that can form bonds for life? of dispossession? murder and betrayal. In 1904 the brothers Oscar and Mark Shillingsworth? clad in serge suits and bowler hats? arrive in Port Zodiac on the coast of Capricornia. They are clerks who have come from the South to join the Capricornian Government Service. Oscar prospers? and takes to his new life as a gentleman. Mark? however? is restless? and takes up with old Ned Krater? a trepang fisherman? who tells him tales of the sea and the islands? introduces him to drink? and boasts of his conquests of Aboriginal women - or 'Black Velvet'? as they are called. But it is Mark's son? Norman? whose struggles to find a place in the world, embody the complexities of Capricornia itself
Cataloging source
VALP
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1901-1984
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Herbert, Xavier
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Humphrey Bower
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Bower, Humphrey
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Northern Territory
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Capricornia, Xavier Herbert ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Complete & unabridged
Control code
000044393300
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Extent
20 sound discs (CD) (23 hr., 40 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742145167
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
BAB 090702
Label
Capricornia, Xavier Herbert ; read by Humphrey Bower, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Complete & unabridged
Control code
000044393300
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Extent
20 sound discs (CD) (23 hr., 40 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781742145167
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
BAB 090702

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