$32.95 – Paperback / Text Publishing Co / Australia
Lieutenant Daniel Rooke, a brilliant young astronomer, sails on the First Fleet full of hope and ambition. New South Wales is a land waiting for scientific discovery: this is where he will make his mark.
He sets up an observatory. But his attention soon shifts from the stars to Tagaran, an Aboriginal child who begins to teach him her language. With meticulous care he records her words. He will produce a document—a key to a new language and a new world.
But as the words unfold a friendship grows and a new Daniel Rooke emerges. And when he is called to duty, the lieutenant faces a dilemma that reaches to the heart of his being.
Kate Grenville, one of Australia's most loved authors, returns to the landscape of her bestselling The Secret River. Inspired by the notebooks of William Dawes, she brings us The Lieutenant, a profoundly moving novel about friendship and humanity.
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$22.99 – Paperback / Text Publishing Co
'A compelling narrative ... an intelligent, spare, always engrossing imagining of first contact, in which the fictionalization of history allows a comment about current postcolonial race relationships which escapes the didacticism... Buy or find out more→
$32.95 – Paperback / Text Publishing Co
Lt Daniel Rooke, a young astronomer, sails on the First Fleet to a land waiting for scientific discovery. But his attention soon shifts from the stars to Tagaran, an Aboriginal child who begins to teach him her language. As words... Buy or find out more→
$39.95 – Hardback / Text Publishing Co
In 1787 Lieutenant Daniel Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about... Buy or find out more→
$70.00 – Hardback / Text Publishing Co
A two volume hardback slipcased edition of Kate Grenville's two acclaimed novels. The slipcase has Kate's signature embossed into it. A unique collector's item or perfect gift. Buy or find out more→