Walkabout

Author: James Vance Marshall
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175050
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A plane crashes in the vast Northern Territory of Australia, and the only survivors are two children from Charleston, South Carolina, on their way to visit their uncle in Adelaide. Mary and her younger brother, Peter, set out on foot, lost in the vast, hot Australian outback. They are saved by a chance meeting with an unnamed Aboriginal boy on walkabout. He looks after the two strange white children and shows them how to find food and water in the wilderness, and yet, for all that, Mary is filled with distrust. On the surface Walkabout is an adventure story, but darker themes lie beneath. Peter’s innocent friendship with the boy met in the desert throws into relief Mary’s half-adult anxieties, and the book as a whole raises questions about what is lost—and may be saved—when different worlds meet. And in reading Marshall’s extraordinary evocations of the beautiful yet forbidding landscape of the Australian desert, perhaps the most striking presence of all in this small, perfect book, we realize that this tale—a deep yet disturbing story in the spirit of Adalbert Stifter’s Rock Crystal and Richard Hughes’s A High Wind in Jamaica—is also a reckoning with the mysteriously regenerative powers of death.

Wombat Walkabout

Author: Carol Diggory Shields
Editor: Dutton Juvenile
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Rhyming text follows six little wombats on walkabout and a hungry dingo following, envisioning them as his lunch until the wombats turn the tables on him.

Gone Boy

Author: Gregory Gibson
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385720045
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The father of a murdered eighteen-year-old boy describes the ordeal of his son's death and his research into the culture of violence and incompetence that surrounded the murder. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Walkabout

Author: Aaron Fletcher
Editor:
ISBN: 9780843932928
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Back in print due to overwhelming reader demand, a classic from a star author. Jeremy Kerrick comes to manhood among the primitive Aborigines of the vast, unexplored interior and draws from the land and his experiences the strength to win the woman of his dreams.

Walkabout

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Walkabout

Author: Walter Edward Guinness Baron Moyne
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Walkabout Woman

Author: Michaela Roessner
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553275452
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"Rescued" from the Dreamtime by a well-meaning missionary, Raba, a young Aborigine girl, finds herself torn between two worlds and must return to the Dreamtime to learn the secrets of the Ancestors in order to save her people

When We Go Walkabout

Author: Rhoda Lalara
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743314566
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Yirruwa yirrilikenuma-langwa, amiyembena yirrirringka yirruwa? When we go walkabout, what do we see? Up in a tree there is something flapping its wings at us. Duwedirra! Cockatoo! Down in the river we see something staring at us. Dingarrbiya! Crocodile! Back home there is someone waiting for us ... Dungkwarrika! Grandma! A beautiful story for the very young that brings to vivid life the unique world of Groote Eylandt. 'We want our children to hear a story and know where it's come from and where it's travelled.' Rhoda Lalara 'As children we used to go walkabout with our grandmothers and see the animals. Now we take our own kids out.' Alfred Lalara.

Narrative Of The Riots At Alton

Author: Edward Beecher
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ISBN: 9780836985092
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In A Sunburned Country

Author: Bill Bryson
Editor: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674538
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Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set off an atomic bomb on their 500,000 acre property in the great western desert. Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, have made it their home for millennia. And despite the fact that it is the most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the planet's ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary. Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish. From the Trade Paperback edition.