By Elizabeth Fleetwood

This epic and sweeping 200-year saga of an old island – and its violent transformation from an Eden-like paradise to the tourist-destination Tasmania of this present day – is informed in the course of the lives of 4 families.

The Aboriginal baby, Tom, stolen in 1812 and compelled into early maturity without relations, no identification, and no love; the hard-working Scottish Fairfield kin who depart all that's favourite to set up themselves in an alien position; convict George Turner whose gentleness and sense of right and wrong are ultimately destroyed via not easy destiny; and later the Dijkstras – displaced from Java after which from the Netherlands by way of WWII – come looking a brand new domestic within the fabled isle that their very own Abel Tasman chanced on in 1642.  

In the wake of invasion and genocide, the remnant Aborigines fight for naked subsistence and popularity at the distant Bass Strait Islands whereas the pastoral settlers construct their empires on somebody else’s land; the convict’s sons try and create a brand new id, and the Dutch look for peace yet convey thoughts of different wars. them all are in an alien atmosphere filled with ghosts and weird presences.

As their descendants – usual humans whom you could meet at the streets of Hobart this day - have interaction round the bothered boy Ty, a threatening environmental secret and a fiery climax increase at the slopes of the grand Western Tiers.

This is uncooked background and a heart-warming tale of normal humans – loving, hating and combating alongside in a tough environment, indelibly marked through their previous, but striving to upward thrust above it and search redemption.

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