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- DescriptionLondon, 1841; starving urchins, Billy and Ginny Foxe are caught stealing food and exiled to the British Empire's harshest penal colony - Van Diemen's Land, the final and most barbaric Penal Colony of the mighty British Empire; a remote island where desperate convicts resort to cannibalism and Russian roulette in their frenzied bids for freedom! The convict children fight the horrors of the prisons; Billy escapes into the arms Moorina a beautiful native girl. But the white masters are closing in on the natives driving them like cattle to the edge of extinction. Ginny is hounded by the evil Commander Blanch, lusting after her and the secret of the shipwrecked treasure. Based on real characters and events, White Fella, Black Fella is a story of adventure, beauty, love between black and white and the struggle of incence over adversity and Imperialism. This is a meticulously researched work of historical fiction that highlights the drama, the greed, the pain and the tragedy of the convicts and the aborigines in Van Diemen's Land.
- Author BiographyNorm was born in England and raised in Germany, Kenya, Aden but mostly in Western Australia. He became concerned by the treatment of indigenous aboriginals and their difficulties assimilating into modern society. With strong ties to London and Tasmania Norm decided to chronicle the sad demise of the Tasmanian aborigines. Norm lives in San Francisco, California, with his gorgeous, funny and indulgent wife who brandishes a red pen like a light saber.
- Author(s)MR Norman Wheatley
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication22/02/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight735 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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