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y separately published work icon The Reef single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Reef
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'Beneath the calm aqua waters of the Great Barrier Reef, there is an ongoing war for survival. It is a war among the creatures, the life forms and the coral that make up the reef. It is so threatened it could disappear within 30 years. Above the reef on a small coral cay, two communities come together in an uneasy alliance: a tourist resort and a scientific research station. Ambitious Blair Towse is appointed assistant manager of the resort with his wife, Jennifer, who finds herself isolated, lonely and forced to confront her childhood fear of the sea. On the surface, the island is all you could wish for: a lush resort, a naturalist's dream, a diver's delight. But Jennifer begins to discover the island holds secrets and dangers.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: To all those who work to save the sea.

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Other Formats

  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Read! Read! Read! Rosemary Sorensen , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 January 2006; (p. 1)
In 2006, we're still avid readers, but we arentt into the mindset that sees anything originating overseas as better or more important. We might still be in thrall to American and British publishing, but we've grown accustomed to reading about our won stories - indeed we demand it. So, now comes the interesting bit: if you were to recommend a book that every Australian ought to read this Australia Day, what shelf would you go to? Our panel swerved widely in their opinions of what to press into the collective Australian hands...(extract)
Di Morrissey and the Discipline of Writing Irina Dunn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , March no. 156 2006; (p. 5, 32)
'Reality Fiction' and the Great Barrier Reef Stephen Torre , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 4 no. 2005;
"Morrissey has embedded authentic description of the Great Barrier Reef into the novel, and dramatized contemporary issues relating to its use and conservation, as part of her strategy of imbuing the novel with verisimilitude."
Di Morrissey James Phelan (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Literati : Australian Contemporary Literary Figures Discuss Fear, Frustrations and Fame 2005; (p. 167-177)
Other Voices Tony Maniaty , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-26 December 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of The Temple of the Grail Adriana Koulias , 2001 single work novel ; Backwaters Robert Engwerda , 2004 single work novel ; The Reef Di Morrissey , 2004 single work novel ; 3 Grant King , 2004 single work novel
Echoes of Past in Reef Themes David Gilchrist , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 November 2004; (p. 6)

— Review of The Reef Di Morrissey , 2004 single work novel
Popular Departures Marian McCarthy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 November 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of Angel Puss Colleen McCullough , 2004 single work novel ; The Reef Di Morrissey , 2004 single work novel
Flow Flawed on Personal Voyage Ben Harrison , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 November 2004; (p. 8)

— Review of The Reef Di Morrissey , 2004 single work novel
A Whale of a Tale with Tropical Punch Ceridwen Spark , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 November 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of The Reef Di Morrissey , 2004 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 1 - 7 December no. 519 2004; (p. 32)

— Review of The Reef Di Morrissey , 2004 single work novel
Reef Knot Samela Harris , 2004 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 November 2004; (p. 10)
Di Morrissey James Phelan (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Literati : Australian Contemporary Literary Figures Discuss Fear, Frustrations and Fame 2005; (p. 167-177)
Di Morrissey and the Discipline of Writing Irina Dunn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , March no. 156 2006; (p. 5, 32)
'Reality Fiction' and the Great Barrier Reef Stephen Torre , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 4 no. 2005;
"Morrissey has embedded authentic description of the Great Barrier Reef into the novel, and dramatized contemporary issues relating to its use and conservation, as part of her strategy of imbuing the novel with verisimilitude."
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Read! Read! Read! Rosemary Sorensen , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 January 2006; (p. 1)
In 2006, we're still avid readers, but we arentt into the mindset that sees anything originating overseas as better or more important. We might still be in thrall to American and British publishing, but we've grown accustomed to reading about our won stories - indeed we demand it. So, now comes the interesting bit: if you were to recommend a book that every Australian ought to read this Australia Day, what shelf would you go to? Our panel swerved widely in their opinions of what to press into the collective Australian hands...(extract)
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