Kings in Grass Castles
By (author) Mary Durack
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Kings in Grass Castles by Mary Durack
Book Description...far better than any novel; an incomparable record of a greart family and of a series of great actions.' The Bulletin When Patrick Durack left Western Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a pioneering dynasty and build a cattle empire across the great stretches of Australia. With a profound sense of family history, his grand-daughter, Mary Durack reconstructed the Durack saga - a story of intrepid men and ground-breaking adventure. This sweeping tale of Australia and Australians remains a classic nearly fifty years on.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741667592
(197mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Mary Durack
Dame Mary Durack DBE OBE was born to the heritage of a pioneering family. Long recognised as one of Australia's great literary figures, she wrote 15 books, short stories, poems, plays and film scripts. She died in 1994.
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