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The roving party, Rohan Wilson

Label
The roving party
Title
The roving party
Statement of responsibility
Rohan Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
Summary
"1829, Tasmania. John Batman, ruthless, single-minded; four convicts, the youngest still only a stripling; Gould, a downtrodden farmhand; two free black trackers; and powerful, educated Black Bill, brought up from childhood as a white man. This is the roving party and their purpose is massacre. With promises of freedom, land grants and money, each is willing to risk his life for the prize. Passing over many miles of tortured country, the roving party searches for Aborigines, taking few prisoners and killing freely, Batman never abandoning the visceral intensity of his hunt. And all the while, Black Bill pursues his personal quarry, the much-feared warrior, Manalargena. A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw"--
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Award
  • The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 2011.
  • Margaret Scott Prize (Tasmania), 2013.
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DLC
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The roving party, Rohan Wilson
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Publication
Note
Originally published by Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20251069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781616953119
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013025993
  • 1248268
Label
The roving party, Rohan Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally published by Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
20251069
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781616953119
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013025993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2013025993
  • 1248268

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