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    The unsettled South Australian frontier near Mount Gambier is a strange and difficult place for a Galway family trying to make sense of their new world.

    Rosanna and brother Skelly long to escape. Their older brother Edwin races against poets in steeplechases and schemes over cattle, carts and cards to get ahead. They are all half in love with a visiting priest and a disturbing Irish play about their ancestors.

    When she goes to work at a nearby station, Rosanna is caught up in a string of events--throwing a horserace, the allure of a visiting actor, violent threats to her Boandik friends, and the wreck of the Admella--that lead to a reckoning with the land, its histories, its religions and its ancient and recent cultures.

    Unsettled is fearless and exuberant, playful and erudite, an Australian classic in the making.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBalmain
    PublisherLigature Pty Limited
    Number of pages421
    ISBN (Print)9781925883237
    Publication statusPublished - 2019


    • SA Frontier
    • Apocryphal stories
    • Galway
    • Adam Lindsay Gordon
    • Father Tenison Wood
    • Boandik people
    • Mt Gambier 1859
    • Melbourne 1870
    • horse racing
    • bats


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