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Children of The Earth
Gwen Walton
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Children of The Earth

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Children of the Earth is set against a background of South Australian history, comparative mythology, alchemy and 19th century domestic life. While “The Professor” is based on the real-life Barossa pioneer Johannes Menge, the other characters are entirely imaginary.

In the novel settler couple Hestia and Adam George live on their isolated farm east of the Mount Lofty Range,
ebook, Smashwords, 431 pages
Published September 9th 2011 by Gwen Walton
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Gwen Walton
Jan 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hestia's husband , Adam, buys land from a map and the English couple find themselves on a small farm cut off from the world by a mountain range and a landslide. Into their lonely life come eccentric German prospector, Johannes Menge, then former classics teacher Hermes,and finally young Aboriginal woman Unatildi. These five characters weave themselves into a tangled story of love, betrayal and final reconciliation.

It took me four years to research and write this novel set in colonial South Austr
Reynella East College K-12
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: History lovers
Shelves: recommend
An e-book available through iTunes or Smashwords ( in a variety of file formats including .mobi for Kindle.
The story captured my interest straight away and was hard to put down. A well written story that gives so much insight into pioneering life in Australia as well as the human condition. A sensitive and heart warming story drenched in history.
Christopher Stopp
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Feb 14, 2016
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