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Fiona Hurley (fiona_hurley) | 249 comments 1700s: Morgan's Run by Colleen McCullough
1800s: The Secret River by Kate Grenville
1800s: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
1900s: Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay
1900s: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

Other suggestions welcome!


message 3: by Elinor (new)

Elinor Neil Shute is one of my favourite authors, and he wrote about Australia in several novels. I highly recommend A Town Like Alice although he is better known for On the Beach.


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Robin Holmes Richardson (acetax) | 72 comments Good series by David Field. Starts with
A Far Distant Land (The Australian Historical Saga, #1) by David Field A Far Distant Land


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Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8075 comments A 5 star book for me was The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline


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