The Lambing FlatAuthor: Nerida Newton
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Featured in the May, 2005 magazine
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In a landscape as beautiful as it is brutal, in a culture both ancient and new, two very different young people struggle for understanding and survival. Set in the heady gold rush days of mid-nineteenth century Australia, this is a modern story of the search for belonging.Ella, the daughter of a grazier, grows up on an isolated, drought-ridden Queensland property, seeking her place in the harsh environment. Lok and his father arrive from China in search of gold and are caught up in the infamous Lambing Flat riots.
AwardsAward: Winner, Queensland Premier's Literary Award Year: 2002 Prize: Best Work by an Emerging Author
Classifications:Prize Winning, Prize Winning Australian
Category:Fiction General Fiction