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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Haunted Creek
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'The Australian bush in 1875 is a challenge for strong men and for a woman, it is daunting. Rose Teesdale travels from England to join her husband Luke for a new life on their Australian farm. She is not prepared for the dangers that lurk in the dark forests, or for Luke's indifference. Luke is often away and Rose is left to face sinister Lord Barrington and the mysterious dark people of Haunted Creek, and to fight a secret love for Erik, who saves her life. When Luke is killed Rose decides to stay on, but how will she survive in such a wild country?' (Publication summary)

Affiliation Notes

  • Preppers and Survivalism in the AustLit Database

    This work has been affiliated with the Preppers and Survivalism project due to its relationship to either prepping or prepper-inflected survivalism more generally, and contains one or more of the following:

    1. A strong belief in some imminent threat
    2. Taking active steps to prepare for that perceived threat

    • A range of activities not necessarily associated with ‘prepping’ take on new significance, when they are undertaken with the express purpose of preparing for and/or surviving perceived threats, e.g., gardening, abseiling.
    • The plausibility of the threat, and the relative “reasonable-ness” of the response, don’t affect this definition. E.g., if someone is worried about climate change and climate disasters, and they respond by moving from a riverbank location in Cairns, or to a highland region of New Zealand, this makes them a prepper. If someone else is worried about brainwashing rays from outer space, and they respond by making a tinfoil hat, that makes them a prepper. 

    3. A character or characters (or text) who self-identify as a ‘prepper’, or some synonymous/modified term: ‘financial preppers’, ‘weekend preppers’, ‘fitness preppers’, etc.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      United Kingdom (UK),
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Robert Hale ,
      2012 .
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      Extent: 336p.
      • Published 1 November 2012
      ISBN: 9780750536431
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