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Based on a true story; Terra Nullius is an historical fiction that chronicles the events of the 19th century through the eyes of the unfortunate race who, at the time, just happened to occupy the best piece of real-estate in the southern hemisphere.

It’s no secret that history is written by the victors and conquerors. More often than not, characters in history are portraye
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Kindle Edition, First edition, 190 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Independent Publisher (first published November 1st 2011)
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Linda Parkinson-Hardman
I read Terra Nullius in a little over two nights and it made compelling reading; I was both enthralled and enraged by the story. The title Terra Nullius explains the whole – it is a term used for centuries to condone the expansion into what was a little known world and it means ‘No One’s Land. What TD has done is to take a small number of known historical facts about the systematic genocide of an ancient race by the colonialists of the 19thC and weave them into a fantastic piece of fiction that ...more
Emma
I'm always fascinated by tales based in historical fact and Terra Nullius is a good depiction of how it COULD have been for Tasmania's indigenous population when the British Colonies arrived. Mixing researched facts with fictional 're-creations' of Trucannini's life, the story is interesting and paints a very good picture for the reader. The writing style is very matter-of-fact, even when spoken in first person, which took a little getting used to for me, but as I read more it enabled me to attr ...more
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Born in Scotland in 1950 and raised in the coalmining communities of Scotland and England, T.D. McKinnon joined the British Parachute Regiment when he was just fifteen years old. After spending five years in the British army he worked at a number of occupations including bus driver, furnace-man, builder's labourer, roofer, bouncer, storeman, car salesman, life guard, aquatics manager, private inve ...more
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