To be Heirs Forever
By (author) Mary Durack
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To be Heirs Forever by Mary Durack
Book DescriptionTo Be Heirs Forever is a fascinating and lively account of early Australia from the author of the bestselling Kings in Grass Castles. In 1829 Eliza Shaw exchanged her world of English drawing-rooms and embroidery for the brushwood huts and backbreaking labour of a pioneer settlement in Western Australia. She left Leicestershire with her husband Will, six children, two servants, some livestock and tools. They were never to see England again ...After long months at sea, then a disastrous arrival at the infant settlement of Fremantle when two of their sons were drowned, the family finally settled on the upper Swan River about 90 miles from Perth. The heat and sand, the hardships and calamities, the brilliant flowers and birds, the strangeness of the Aborigines, and the courage and comradeship of the small band of settlers are all recorded here through the eyes of a remarkable woman. Eliza Shaw died in 1877, so her story encompasses almost the entire first half-century of the settlement of Perth and its surrounds. She left an invaluable legacy of letters and journals. Mary Durack first wrote the story of Eliza Shaw as a monologue for the 1972 Perth Festival where it played to p
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781863251433
(197mm x 131mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Mary Durack
To Ride a Fine Horse, Paperback (July 2012)
'My life,' Patsy Durack told his children, 'began like a fairy tale with a boy who made a wish. I wished that I might some day ride a fine horse of my very own.'To Ride a Fine Horse is based on an Australian classic - Mary Durack's Kings in Grass Castles - adapted for young readers.
Kings in Grass Castles, Paperback (April 2008)
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. This title presents the Durack saga.
Pilgrimage, Paperback (February 2000)
The late Mary Durack is one of the great chroniclers of the West and Australia's past. This is an anthology of Mary Durack's short fiction and verse - some of it never previously published. In the early 1990s before her death, Mary started work on this collection and drafted a proposed introduction. Her daughter continued this project.
Keep Him My Country, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Mary Durack
In the 1880s, old Stanley Rolt had pioneered the country with cattle and made a fortune. To the outside world he had become a knighted tycoon, running a vast empire that stretched across the territories. But the land had killed his son and looked as though it was about to crush his grandson, young Stan.
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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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