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Demons at Dusk

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Fact-based historical novel
Historical Novel
“…..every Australian should read this book. Demons at Dusk is an extremely powerful account of one of the most tragic and remarkable chapters of Australia’s history…reading it helped me understand my own country.”
Peter FitzSimons. Sydney Morning Herald.

1838 and the British Empire is expanding relentlessly. On a remote cattle stati
Published by Sid Harta Publishers (first published 2007)
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Apr 27, 2013 Hannah rated it liked it
A good first novel about a horrifying period of Australian history and some of the first people to stand up for Aboriginals.
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Jan 27, 2014 Elaine Searle rated it liked it
An interesting and thoroughly researched account of the massacre at Myall Creek and the first time that the European perpetrators were made accountable for their actions. Seven of the twelve were tried and executed. The writer is good on research but his writing is awkward when he tries to personalise his characters, almost cringe worthy when he describes the relationship between Anderson and the aboriginal woman who was subsequently butchered by the mob of squatters, ticket of leave convicts an ...more
May 04, 2013 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every Australian, especially those who are not particular aware of the atrocities committed against Indigenous Australian people over the creation of our country, should read this book for some enlightenment. Stewart uses primary and secondary sources and constructs and narrative detailing what occurred over 170 years ago to a peaceful and non-threatening group of people, by heartless, ignorant bastards. An emotionally difficult novel to read but, a must.
Shocking. I don't really want to talk about it...
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