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The Plonkermaker By Paul Tapp
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A bush boy's only ambition is to follow his brother and mates into the mine. Bush horses, the mountain jay and hawk traps make up the isolated post-war canvas in which he thrives...until the... More > haunting train whistle to far away places becomes his reality.< Less
The Saturday People-Part One By Paul Tapp
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"...My dear Lizzie, 
We got your letter yesterday. Was surprised immensely, but it is simply impossible for us to receive Annie. We are now in the bush living in a shanty which is not... More > rain-proof … we have only one narrow passage for a kitchen. All the other rooms are bedrooms, no spare bed or bedding, not even a couch and very little food; bread and dripping and potatoes as our staple diet. I would rather Annie did not come to see me as she is more a stranger than my neighbours and poor as our home is, we try to be content and do not wish to be agitated by one outside our family circle. We have ceased to visit the outside world or receive visits. … We are now living in a shanty in the bush which is only fit for a cow shed. We have no spare bed. Every room is a bedroom and lets in the water. We have no substantial food to set before anybody and do not wish for any of our people to make us ask and by this sister, I like you, do not want anything but what God gives one..."< Less
Briar Earth By Paul Tapp
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Only a successful fox-hunt can save Manor Gray from financial ruin...its success, guaranteed by a decision to despatch the stunning Princess Peach to make her social debut at the hunt. Against his... More > will veteran soldier and trainee-diplomat Captain Thomas is her appointed escort, his job? To steer Peach from controversial discourse on the merits of the country's most popular blood-sports...a mission destined to failure...as though it were planned as a conspiracy all the way to the Queen, to bring and end to fox-hunting. Foxes, horses, hounds, heroism and defiance...and the animal folk of field and sky unwittingly play their part in bringing about the biggest bungled hunting event in history. But at the root of it all is a mystical ancient gift that once chose the country's monarchs, now resurrected and playing its part in a classic tale of old customs, simple justice and romance.< Less
Bundy and Burra By Paul Tapp
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Burra is a boy of long-ago land, who reckons his boomerang is a toy. But he doesn't understand the law of his land. Don't make friends with animals. A little lonely Bunyip lad stays invisible to... More > watch the play...until Grampa B bellows his head off and sends the tribe into panic. While the tribe pack up, Burra makes his own way and comes face to face with the dreaded foe. Essentially a happy-ending non-scary story of the ancient Aussie outback.< Less