The Resource Capricornia

Capricornia

Label
Capricornia
Title
Capricornia
Creator
Subject
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. 'Capricornia will always be one of the greatest of Australian novels, a defining work in the search for what it is, or was, to be Australian.' Australian Book Review 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. 'My Capricornia is a hymn book written in adoration of Australia ... the Land of the Unshackled Southern Cross, the Australian earth itself, out of a passionate love of which alone can a true Australian Nation grow.' Xavier Herbert
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Herbert, Xavier
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
Label
Capricornia
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee59e814-64c9-4c9f-b45b-955509731d44
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780730408871
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Capricornia
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee59e814-64c9-4c9f-b45b-955509731d44
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780730408871
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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