The Resource Salt creek, Lucy Treloar

Salt creek, Lucy Treloar

Label
Salt creek
Title
Salt creek
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Treloar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, an 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 civilisation is. Was it for this life and this world that she was educated?
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10464699
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Treloar, Lucy
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ngarrindjeri (Australian people)
  • Narrinyeri (Australian people)
  • Ngarrindjeri (Australian people)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Coorong, The (S.A.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Salt creek, Lucy Treloar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-402)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054920536
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781743533192
Lccn
2015375418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)911430474
Label
Salt creek, Lucy Treloar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-402)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054920536
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781743533192
Lccn
2015375418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)911430474

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