The Resource Salt Creek

Salt Creek

Label
Salt Creek
Title
Salt Creek
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Treloar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN AWARD 2016 From the winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) and the 2013 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award "Salt Creek introduces a capacious talent" The Australian Some things collapse slow, and cannot always be rebuilt, and even if a thing can be remade it will never be as it was. Salt Creek, 1855, lies at the far reaches of the remote, beautiful and inhospitable coastal region, the Coorong, in the new province of South Australia. The area, just opened to graziers willing to chance their luck, becomes home to Stanton Finch and his large family, including fifteen-year-old Hester Finch. Once wealthy political activists, the Finch family has fallen on hard times. Cut adrift from the polite society they were raised to be part of, Hester and her siblings make connections where they can: with the few travellers that pass along the nearby stock route - among them a young artist, Charles - and the Ngarrindjeri people they have dispossessed. Over the years that pass, and Aboriginal boy, Tully, at first a friend, becomes part of the family. Stanton's attempts to tame the harsh landscape bring ruin to the Ngarrindjeri people's homes and livelihoods, and unleash a chain of events that will tear the family asunder. As Hester witnesses the destruction of the Ngarrindjeri's subtle culture and the ideals that her family once held so close, she begins to wonder what civilization is. Was it for this life and this world that she was educated? PRAISE FOR SALT CREEK "this fine, accomplished novel is a respectful and unobtrusively beautiful homage to the Ngarrindjeri people" Sydney Morning Herald "... written with a profound respect for history: with an understanding that beyond a certain point, the past and its people are unknowable." Sydney Morning Herald
Summary
Hester tells of her family's hardship and tensions with their Aboriginal neighbours, and her quest for independence, in 1850s Australia
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2016.
  • Dobbie Literary Award, 2016.
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10464699
Cataloging source
ANL
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Lucy Treloar
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Salt Creek
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006769
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743539033
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Salt Creek
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006769
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743539033
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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