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The roving party, Rohan Wilson

Label
The roving party
Title
The roving party
Statement of responsibility
Rohan Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, singleminded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena
Summary
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
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Award
  • The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2011.
  • Margaret Scott Prize (Tasmania), 2013.
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10005673
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Wilson, Rohan David
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Genocide
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
Target audience
general
Label
The roving party, Rohan Wilson
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Publication
Note
Vogel winner 2011. Literary award
Control code
ocn726092770
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742376530
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Label
The roving party, Rohan Wilson
Publication
Note
Vogel winner 2011. Literary award
Control code
ocn726092770
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
282 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742376530
Isbn Type
(pbk)

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