Australian – Depression/1930s

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Longtime Passing – Hesba Brinsmead

Historical fiction, based on the author’s own family, who lived in the lower Blue Mountains, near Kurrajong .interesting local history.

Barbara, caught up in a demonstration, goes “round the corner” and arrives in the 1930s in another demonstration.  In this time-shift story a homeless girl finds a home and family in the midst of the worst depression.  Her new family live at Poverty Gully – a camp in the central tablelands of NSW

By the Sandhills of Yamboorah – Reginald Ottley
A boy struggles to come to terms with the loneliness of the Australian outback and the ruthlessness of living and working on a remote property. With Brolga the cattle dog and her pup Rags as his only companions, he begins a journey of self- discovery.

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