From the bestselling author of Maralinga.
In 1788, Thomas Kendall, a naive nineteen-year-old sentenced to transportation for burglary, finds himself bound for Sydney Town in the penal colony of New South Wales. Discarding allegiance to the country that has disowned him, Thomas, an honest man at heart, seizes a second chance and begins a new life in the wild and lawless land beneath the Southern Cross.
Thomas Kendall fathers a dynasty that will last beyond 200 years. His descendants play their part in the forging of a nation, but internal strife and the privileges of wealth see an irreparable rift in the family. Driven by passion, greed and prejudice, this rift will echo through generations. It is only when a young man reaches far into the past and rights grievous wrong that the Kendall family can reclaim its honour.
©1999 Judy Nunn (P)2002 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Congratulations Judy Nunn on writing an excellent historical novel on this wonderful country...this novel should be used as a high school examination novel....it portrays the highs and lows of family life intertwined with many of the major events that Australia has endured over the last 220 years....i was always worried about Hannah's diary and whether it would last to tell the tale....i would be interested to know if the diary and story was based on a real diary....well done...it was riveting and totally enjoyable....recommend to anyone looking for a good read or history lesson on Australia....thank you
This was a wonderful inter generational story from convict arrival to present time which took me, a lover of genealogy, along the journey to follow the Kendall's family tree. I loved how the beginning also becomes the end.
Where do I start.
* Listening to Sydney develop.... From the beginning to now.... Judy & Richard took me there.
* I loved Arty's ability to 'guide' Kitty to who she became
This is the first and I will certainly find more
"A bit slow at the start. picked up well"
a very involov ed d story. The begining was very slow. From WW1 onwards quite good.
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