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Serpent Dust
By Debra Adelaide

Serpent Dust

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Serpent Dust by Debra Adelaide

Book Description

What was it like that day when the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson? What was it like for those on board, and those who watched from the shore? Within two years of the Fleet's arrival, those watchers had suffered the shocking ravages of smallpox, their numbers decimated. The disease spread to Aboriginal people throughout the country with devastating results. But how did smallpox arrive in Australia? Vivid and deeply moving, Serpent's Dust explores the paradoxes of white attitudes and the tragedies of white occupation. it is a story of secrets, betrayal and frustrated ambition, grippingly told.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091837006
ISBN-10: 0091837006
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: Australia

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The Captain and his wife accidentally find themselves managing the Hotel Albatross. The Captain floats between the hotel's various bars, and deals calmly with the simmering tensions of a small town; his wife has her hands full with the day-to-day running of the hotel. She also dreams of getting out...

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Author Biography - Debra Adelaide

Debra Adelaide is the mother of two children, Tex and Ellen. She works as a university teacher and researcher and as an author, freelance editor, and occasional book reviewer. She is the author or editor of seven books, and has contributed to various others. Her novels include The Household Guide To Dying and The Hotel Albatross.

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