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y separately published work icon The Apostle Bird single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Apostle Bird
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'We have come here to scratch for gold. Once we had a house, a business and a Packard sedan, but they are gone now, seized by the bank. 1934: The Great Depression. In a restless settlement of miners' huts in the goldfields, far from the nearest town, fifteen-year-old Neil and his parents are hoping to strike it lucky and leave poverty behind. But the gold is elusive. Then a mysterious American, Ivan, and his daughter Kitty arrive, and intrigue strikes the camp. Are Ivan and Kitty really circus runaways? Is it true that Ivan has killed a man? And is Kitty really Ivan's daughter? Neil is drawn to them despite the gossip, but when Kitty sees him accidentally shoot an apostle bird, Neil fears she will never speak to him again. Tensions come to a head when a digger is found dead, his gold missing, and angry miners form a mob to hunt the Americans down. Neil knows the nearby creeks and scrubland, and he can lead Ivan and Kitty to safety - if they let him.'  (Publication summary)

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Works about this Work

Untitled Tony O'Sullivan , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , Spring vol. 47 no. 1 1999; (p. 44)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 37)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 41 no. 4 1997; (p. 33)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
[Review] The Apostle Bird Pam Macintyre , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 5 no. 3 1997; (p. 41)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Afire with Passion Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 194 1997; (p. 60)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel ; The Listmaker Robin Klein , 1997 single work children's fiction
Untitled Laurie Copping , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 41 no. 4 1997; (p. 33)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 12 no. 4 1997; (p. 37)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Afire with Passion Stephen Matthews , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 194 1997; (p. 60)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel ; The Listmaker Robin Klein , 1997 single work children's fiction
[Review] The Apostle Bird Pam Macintyre , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 5 no. 3 1997; (p. 41)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Untitled Tony O'Sullivan , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The School Librarian , Spring vol. 47 no. 1 1999; (p. 44)

— Review of The Apostle Bird Garry Disher , 1997 single work novel
Untitled Garry Disher , 1997 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 195 1997; (p. 6)
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