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In Sydney during the 1960s, the protagonist is attending college when she is summoned to return to the family property, Warratah Cattle Station, to face the ire of her indomitable mother.
Dedication: I dedicate this story to the people I met on my travels around Australia, without whom I could never capture the true colour and warmth of the outback...
Epigraph: I dreamed that as I wandered by the way,/ Bare winter suddenly was changed to spring./ There grew pied wind-flowers and violets/ Daisies, those pearled Arcuturi of the earth,/ The constellated flower that never sets; - P. B. Shelley 1792-1822
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