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The Dreaming Tree

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To Australia They Came

Convicts, banished from England, were sent to serve out their sentences in the primitive and unforgiving headlands on Botany Bay. It was here in Sydney Town that they and their offspring braved famine and treachery to build new lives.

Among the most determined was Hope Blackstock, whose very name carried the promise of a warmth and tenderness that the
Mass Market Paperback, 380 pages
Published 1989 by Worldwide Library
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this book started out slow, but I enjoyed this historical view of Australia's beginnings as a penal colony. ...more
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If you are looking for pure romance, look elsewhere. There were some romantic elements, but for the most part it's a captivating insight into the lives of convicts banished to the penal colonies. ...more
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