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The Resource Ghosts of the past, Tony Park

Ghosts of the past, Tony Park

Label
Ghosts of the past
Title
Ghosts of the past
Statement of responsibility
Tony Park
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Africa, 1906: A young Australian adventurer is condemned to death. Sydney, the present: journalist Nick Eatwell has just lost his job, but his day is brightened when a fellow reporter, South African Susan Vidler, comes into his life looking for his help with a story. Susan is chasing information about Nick's great-great uncle, Cyril Blake, who fought in the Anglo-Boer War and later joined the struggle for independence across the border in the German colony of South West Africa, now Namibia. A long-lost manuscript proves Nick's forebear was a somewhat reluctant hero. Soldier, deserter, cattle rustler and freedom fighter, Blake was helping the lost cause before the Kaiser's forces ordered his assassination. In Germany, historian Anja Berghoff is researching the origins of the famed desert horses of Namibia. She's also interested in Blake and an Irish-German firebrand and spy, Claire Martin, with whom Cyril had an affair. Nick and Anja head to Africa on the trail of a legend, but someone else is delving into the past, looking for clues to the secret location of a missing horde of gold that's worth killing for
Summary
German South West Africa 1906, Australian horse trader Cyril Blake is executed in cold blood by the Kaisers soldiers. Sydney, the present day. Blakes great nephew, recently widowed Nick Eatwell, is approached by South African journalist Susan Vidler who is investigating his ancestors mysterious demise. Intrigued and looking for distraction, Nick discovers a long-lost manuscript which tells how Blake stayed in South Africa after serving in the Anglo-Boer War and joined the Nama people in their rebellion against the Germans in South West Africa, modern-day Namibia.
Theme
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10787689
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Park, Tony
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Journalists
  • Treasure troves
  • Women spies
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Journalists
  • Women historians
  • Australians
  • South African War, 1899-1902
  • Namibia
  • Africa
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Ghosts of the past, Tony Park
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065459576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9781760782115
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101300279
Label
Ghosts of the past, Tony Park
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065459576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9781760782115
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1101300279

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