Hi I have read your book and I just want to say congratulations and thank you. It is a wonderful read and very well written with the best treatment of Aboriginal issues I have ever encountered. Frank Clune, Eric Rolls and Thomas Keneally eat your heart out! I rave about this book to anyone who will listen. I raved to the librarian at my old school hoping she will get multiple copies. Kids don’t have time to read nowdays, but teachers will read it during the holidays. I usually keep book for a few years after I have read them then have a big clean up and throw them out. Not this book! This one I am keeping in my diminishing library of highly valued books.
You have really hit the nail on the head with the appropriate mix of facts, supposition and intuition. It is so easy to read and the story flows smooth and deep like the Manning during a fresh. And the maps! I love those maps. Being able to place the characters in space and time is so important and I keep referring to the maps to find each river, road and town you mention.
Congratulations once again.