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 Presented by Fellowship of Australian Writers for a book with an Australian theme.


1996 winner y separately published work icon The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow Thea Astley , Ringwood New York (City) : Viking , 1996 Z287862 1996 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 1 units)

'Tracing the lead-up to and aftermath of a bloody showdown when the superintendent of a Queensland mission goes on a murderous rampage.

'In 1930 the superintendent of a mission on a Queensland island, driven mad by his wife’s death, goes on a murderous rampage. Fearing for their lives, the other whites arm a young Indigenous man and order him to shoot Uncle Boss dead.

'The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow traces the lead-up to this bloody showdown and the repercussions in the years after - for Aboriginal people and the colonial overseers.' (Publication summary)

1995 winner y separately published work icon The Orchard Thieves Elizabeth Jolley , Ringwood : Viking , 1995 Z817874 1995 single work novella
1994 winner y separately published work icon Georgiana : A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, Painter, Diarist, Pioneer Brenda Niall , Carlton South : Melbourne University Press Miegunyah Press , 1994 Z939915 1994 single work biography