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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Waterboys
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'Conway inhabits an apocalyptic future in a continent caught up in a violent struggle for control of water. He is a whitefulla whose heart and spiritual connections are black.

'On the run from the Water Board flunkies who hate him but need his water divining skills to survive, Conway dreams his way back to the arrival of Europeans in Western Australia when Captain Charles Fremantle chooses to throw off the mantle of Empire and join the Nyoongar people.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Notes

  • Peter Docker says that the 'central relationship' in The Waterboys is 'a fictionalised version' of his and David Ngoombujarra's relationship. (Sacha Molitorisz, 'Peter Docker', Sydney Morning Herald, 'Spectrum' (24-25 September 2011): 32.)
  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to my daughter Cleopatra, and her great love for the Swan River (Darbal Yaragan)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2011 .
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      Extent: 365p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      • Also available in an electronic version via the Internet.
      ISBN: 9781921696947 (pbk.), 9781921696954 (ebk.)

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Works about this Work

Peter Docker’s The Waterboys Lachlan Walter , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 89 2016;

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction Annabel Smith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 57 no. 1 2012; (p. 137-152)

— Review of When We Have Wings Claire Corbett , 2011 single work novel ; Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story ; Sarah Thornhill Kate Grenville , 2011 single work novel ; The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel ; Traitor Stephen Daisley , 2010 single work novel ; Inherited Amanda Curtin , 2011 selected work short story ; The Courier's New Bicycle Kim Westwood , 2011 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott , 2010 single work novel ; The Street Sweeper Elliot Perlman , 2011 single work novel ; Thought Crimes Tim Richards , 2011 selected work short story ; Black Glass Meg Mundell , 2010 single work novel ; The Cook Wayne McCauley , 2011 single work novel ; Wild History 1996 single work poetry ; A Common Loss Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work novel
Confusing Action Movie in Novel Form Nicole Becerra-Gurley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 213-214)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
Our Bastard Spirit Overruns a Dry Land Ian Gill , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
Peter Docker Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 32-33)
Untitled Paul Landymore , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 20 August 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel ; Chelsea Mansions Barry Maitland , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fantasy Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 18 September 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
Our Bastard Spirit Overruns a Dry Land Ian Gill , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 October 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
Confusing Action Movie in Novel Form Nicole Becerra-Gurley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 213-214)

— Review of The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel
Peter Docker Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 32-33)
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