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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Songmaster
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'In Melbourne, a baby girl is found abandoned in the Victorian Art Gallery. She is wrapped in a shawl decorated with a motif that links her to ancient rock paintings in the Kimberley...In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by nightmares after visiting the Kimberley...And it is to the Kimberley that ex-nun Beth Van Horton brings a disparate group of travellers whose lives will be changed forever.'

'The Kimberley - a land that cradles Australia's ancient treasures - is also home to a people whose powerful secrets could unlock the future for modern mankind.' (Source: Publishers website)

Notes

  • Author's note: The Songmaster is a work of fiction. While it is inspired by certain events, places and people, it remains a fictitious work, drawn from my imagination. This book is written in the hope it may forge closer links between indigenous and other Australians.
  • Editor's note: Di Morrissey travelled to the Kimberley in 1996 to research The Songmaster and is indebted to the Ngarinyin people and their advisers for their assistance.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 1997 .
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      Extent: 601p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Reprinted: 1998
      ISBN: 0330360450
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2008 .
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      Extent: 485p.
      Note/s:
      • First published in 1997
      ISBN: 9780330424561 (pbk)

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.
  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

One More Step in a Novelist's Spiritual Journey Graham Nowland , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 15 February 1998; (p. 22)
The Dreaming Heart Douglas Aiton , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 November 1997; (p. 11)
One More Step in a Novelist's Spiritual Journey Graham Nowland , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 15 February 1998; (p. 22)
The Dreaming Heart Douglas Aiton , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 November 1997; (p. 11)
Last amended 3 Jun 2014 12:07:58
Settings:
  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1990s
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