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    y separately published work icon Ruby Moonlight Ruby Moonlight : A Novel of the Impact of Colonisation in Mid-North South Australia Around 1880 Ali Cobby Eckermann , Broome : Magabala Books , 2012 Z1861301 2012 single work novel (taught in 2 units)

    Through these interconnected poems, the main character, Ruby, the refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irish trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact which, in a tense unraveling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby's courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons. [From the publisher's website]

    Broome : Magabala Books , 2012
    pg. 47
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