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The Resource The making of Martin Sparrow, Peter Cochrane

The making of Martin Sparrow, Peter Cochrane

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The making of Martin Sparrow
Title
The making of Martin Sparrow
Statement of responsibility
Peter Cochrane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martin Sparrow is already struggling when the Hawkesbury's great flood of March 1806 lays waste to him and his farm. Luckless, lovelorn and deep in debt, the ex-convict is confronted with a choice. He can buckle down and set about his agricultural recovery, or he can heed the whispers of an earthly paradise on the far side of the mountains - a place where men are truly free - and strike out for a new life. But what chance of renewal is there for a man like Sparrow in either the brutal colony or the forbidding wilderness? The decision he makes triggers a harrowing chain of events and draws in a cast of extraordinary characters, including Alister Mackie, the chief constable on the river; his deputy, Thaddeus Cuff; the vicious hunter, Griffin Pinney; the Romany girl, Bea Faa; and the young Aboriginal men, Caleb and Moowut'tin, caught between war and peace. Set against the awe-inspiring immensity of the hinterland west of the Hawkesbury River, this epic of chance and endurance is an immersion into another time, a masterpiece of language and atmosphere. Rich, raw, strangely beautiful and utterly convincing, The Making of Martin Sparrow reveals Peter Cochrane - already one of our leading historians - as one of our most compelling novelists
Summary
Colonies are built on dreams, but some dreams threaten ruin. Set against the awe-inspiring immensity of the hinterland west of the Hawkesbury River, this epic of chance and endurance is an immersion into another time, a masterpiece of language and atmosphere.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
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10638120
Cataloging source
AU@
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1950-
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Cochrane, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Ex-convicts
  • Farmers
  • Floods
  • Police
  • Men
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Farmers
  • Convicts
  • Hawkesbury River (N.S.W.)
  • Hawkesbury River Region (N.S.W.)
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Label
The making of Martin Sparrow, Peter Cochrane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"After the flood comes the reckoning"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061140469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9780670074068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011671476
Label
The making of Martin Sparrow, Peter Cochrane
Publication
Copyright
Note
"After the flood comes the reckoning"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061140469
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9780670074068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011671476

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