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y separately published work icon The Ghost by the Billabong single work   novel   young adult  
Is part of The Matilda Saga Jackie French , 2010 series - author novel (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Ghost by the Billabong
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'Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and future, at the Drinkwater billabong where long ago the swaggie leaped to his defiant death. But is seventeen-year-old Jed a con artist or a survivor? When she turns up at Drinkwater Station claiming to be the great - granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, Jed clearly has secrets. As does a veteran called Nicholas, who was badly wounded in the Vietnam War and now must try to create a life he truly wants to live, despite the ghosts that haunt him too. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little - known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong's 'one giant leap for mankind' on that first unforgettable moon walk. The fifth title in the highly acclaimed Matilda Saga, The Ghost by the Billabong is a story of deep conflicts and enduring passions - for other people, for the land, and for the future of humanity.'

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 304p.
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      • Published 23 November 2015
      ISBN: 9780732295295

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  • Also dyslexic edition.
  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

Review : The Ghost by the Billabong Chloe Mauger , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 41)

— Review of The Ghost by the Billabong Jackie French , 2015 single work novel
The Ghost by the Billabong (Matilda Saga #5) Rebecca Kemble , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , March 2016;

— Review of The Ghost by the Billabong Jackie French , 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 January 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Clancy of the Undertow Chris Currie , 2015 single work novel ; The Ghost by the Billabong Jackie French , 2015 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 January 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Clancy of the Undertow Chris Currie , 2015 single work novel ; The Ghost by the Billabong Jackie French , 2015 single work novel
The Ghost by the Billabong (Matilda Saga #5) Rebecca Kemble , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , March 2016;

— Review of The Ghost by the Billabong Jackie French , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Ghost by the Billabong Chloe Mauger , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 31 no. 1 2016; (p. 41)

— Review of The Ghost by the Billabong Jackie French , 2015 single work novel
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