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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Waddi Tree
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'Two branches of the McAllister family lead very different lives on cattle stations in Central Australia. Rob, a stickler for correctness, manages a wealthy, company-owned property while his easygoing brother Sandy struggles to support his wife and son on an impoverished leasehold. When tragedy throws the families together, ultimately driving them even further apart, it's Sandy's young son Jim who suffers the most. Left to rebuild his shattered world, he falls back on the larger-than-life station characters and the comfort of horses.

This is tough country, where personal hardship is kept in perspective by drought, fire and isolation. The times are just as unforgiving, and as the years pass, Jim discovers that he must pay for his father's mistake as well as his own. Yet this harshly beautiful land is full of promise, a source of strength to Jim on his road from innocence to independence.' (Publisher's blurb.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Judith, for the summer of 2002. And for Norma, for autumn, winter and spring

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2006 .
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      Extent: 367p.
      ISBN: 0670029505
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2015 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 January 2015
      ISBN: 9780143573043

Works about this Work

This Week's Selections Carolyne Jasinski , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 February 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
The Bush Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 July 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 May 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel ; The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 May 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie Jaclyn Moriarty , 2006 single work novel ; The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
The Bush Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 July 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Carolyne Jasinski , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 February 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Waddi Tree Kerry McGinnis , 2006 single work novel
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