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              Books by Tom Keneally

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              The Dickens Boy

              The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $37.00
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              In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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              ISBN 9781760893194
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Commonwealth Of Thieves

              The Commonwealth Of Thieves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              Decades of research has allowed Keneally to bring the first four years of the colony to life in extraordinary detail. Examines how a motley thief colony, exiled by England as incapable of civilised development not only survived but flourished into a sophisticated modern society.

              ISBN 9781741661217
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2006
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Shame And The Captives
               

              Shame And The Captives (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by English, Paul; Bolton, Heather

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? Like The Daughters of Mars and all his best work, what this novel does so brilliantly is to explore the intimacies and extraordinar...y aspects of ordinary lives being played out against grand world events. And this time, the events take place on home turf. It is about the lives of the farmers, townspeople and soldiers training and working for this cataclysmic international event that is taking place at a distance. This is not the Western Front but a NSW farming community having to deal with 'the enemy'. Many of the townspeople and soldiers have husbands, sons, brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or perhaps dead. The moral quandary they have is deciding how to treat these POWs in their midst.
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              ISBN 9781486202638
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Australians: Volume 1: Origins to Eureka
                

              Australians: Volume 1: Origins to Eureka (Paperback, Large Print 16 pt)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $104.99
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              The first volume of a unique 3 - volume history of Australia where people are always centre stage, from bestselling author Thomas Keneally who brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Volume 1 will tell the story of Australia's Aboriginal in...habitants and European settlers up to the early days of the Gold Ru...
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              ISBN 9781459636224
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2012
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Read How You Want
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              Australians: Volume 2: Eureka to the Diggers
                

              Australians: Volume 2: Eureka to the Diggers (Paperback, Large Print 16 pt)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $89.99
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              In this companion volume of Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed history of the Australian people, the vast range of characters who have formed our national story are brought vividly to life. Immigrants and Aboriginal resistance figures, bushrangers and pastoralists, working men an...d pioneering women, artists and hard-nosed radicals, politicians an...
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              ISBN 9781459636231
              Released NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              The Unmourned
               

              The Unmourned (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Keneally, Meg; Read by English, Paul

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              Robert Church, Superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, takes full advantage of his position. First, there are the opportunities to siphon off supplies and sell them. And the Factory also provides an excellent front for Robert's sly grog business. But to Robert's mind, th...e most enjoyable part of the job is access to the young convict women under his care. There are irritants and Grace O'Leary is chief among them. She has made it her mission to protect the younger women from Robert's nocturnal visits. She even went as far as to organise a riot sparked by his treatment of the women. Robert will deal with Grace in due course. But for now, fresh from visiting one of the Factory's new arrivals, he feels rather pleased with himself. Until he hears footsteps following him across the courtyard. Turning, he just has time to recognise his assailant before the tip of an awl is rammed upwards into his brain via his right eyeball ...Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Llewelyn Monsarrat now lives in a small but comfortable house in Parramatta and is now attached to the Attorney General's office, officially as a clerk, but also as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters. He is visited by the Attorney General's Secretary, Rupert Symes, who tells him the superintendent of the Female Factory has been murdered. A convict woman, Grace O'Leary had a particular grudge against him and is being held. Monsarrat is asked to take a statement from her, but Grace doesn't strike Monsarrat as a murderer ...
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              ISBN 9781489385765
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Monsarrat Series
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              The Place at Whitton
               

              The Place at Whitton (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by Hiscock, Geoff; Producer Badrick, David

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              TRADE EDITION: Thomas Keneally's first novel. As Father Stenner, Whitton's President, put it, A garish killing in a place for aspirants to the priesthood is, by the world's standards, an exotic crime. Father Stenner's forebodings were, if anything, well short of the mark. The kil...ler was apparently a madman whose first murder was to be merely the beginning of a bloody series. And into the maelstrom of violence and fear that he created came another and possibly even more sinister element, personified by a beautiful young woman named Agnes Grey. Agnes's concern was with ultimate depravity, and for a killer priest she had a very specific use.
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              ISBN 9781740944267
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2004
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Unmourned
               

              The Unmourned (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Keneally, Meg; Read by English, Paul

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Robert Church, Superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, takes full advantage of his position. First, there are the opportunities to siphon off supplies and sell them. And the Factory also provides an excellent front for Robert's sly grog business. But to Robert's mind, th...e most enjoyable part of the job is access to the young convict women under his care. There are irritants and Grace O'Leary is chief among them. She has made it her mission to protect the younger women from Robert's nocturnal visits. She even went as far as to organise a riot sparked by his treatment of the women. Robert will deal with Grace in due course. But for now, fresh from visiting one of the Factory's new arrivals, he feels rather pleased with himself. Until he hears footsteps following him across the courtyard. Turning, he just has time to recognise his assailant before the tip of an awl is rammed upwards into his brain via his right eyeball ...Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Llewelyn Monsarrat now lives in a small but comfortable house in Parramatta and is now attached to the Attorney General's office, officially as a clerk, but also as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters. He is visited by the Attorney General's Secretary, Rupert Symes, who tells him the superintendent of the Female Factory has been murdered. A convict woman, Grace O'Leary had a particular grudge against him and is being held. Monsarrat is asked to take a statement from her, but Grace doesn't strike Monsarrat as a murderer ...
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              ISBN 9781489385758
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Monsarrat Series
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              The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith
               

              The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by Kerr, Bruce

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              Jimmie Blacksmith is the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father. A missionary shows him what it means to be white - already he is only too aware of what it means to be black. Exploited by his white employers and betrayed by his white wife, Jimmie cannot take any more. He ...must find a way to express his rage. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is based on an actual incident that occurred at the turn of the century. Set against the background of a turbulent Australian history, Thomas Keneally records with clarity the chant of one troubled man.
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              ISBN 9781742677286
              Published NZ 1 May 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Classic Series
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              Two Old Men Dying

              Two Old Men Dying (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by English, Paul

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              Learned Man is the child of humankind as we know it; of those who are thought to have travelled from the Rift Valley in Africa and to ancient Australia. Shelby Apple is an acclaimed documentary-maker. After making films about Learned Man's discovery, in Vietnam and back home in t...he Northern Territory, Shelby turns his sights on Eritrea. He thinks this embattled society might represent a new cognitive leap, one that will reconcile our tenderness and our savagery, our reason and our emotions. Shelby sees the world through the lens of his camera; Learned Man through the lens of his responsibility under law. Both men are well aware that their landscape comes to them from elders and ancestors. They are each willing to die and, in a sense, kill for their secret crafts. Two Old Men Dying is an exquisite exploration of community and country, love and mortality.
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              ISBN 9781489487056
              Published NZ 28 Feb 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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