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Ruby Moonlight : a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid-north South Australia around 1880 / Ali Cobby Eckerman.

By: Cobby Eckermann, Ali [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 74 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781921248511 (paperback).Subject(s): Australian fiction -- Aboriginal Australian authors -- 21st century | Australian poetry -- Aboriginal Australian authors -- 21st century | Aboriginal AustraliansGenre/Form: Novels in verse.DDC classification: A823.4 Awards: "NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2013, Book of the Year"Summary: Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby's courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons.
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Non-fiction A823.4 COBB Available IA1729924
Junior Sunshine Library
Teenage Fiction T ECKE Available IA1729631
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Ruby Moonlight, a novel of the impact of colonisation in mid north South Australia around 1880. The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact, which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby's courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons.

"NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2013, Book of the Year"

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