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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith  : A&R Australian Classics - Thomas Keneally

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

A&R Australian Classics

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When Jimmie Blacksmith marries a white woman, the backlash from both Jimmie's tribe and white society initiates a series of dramatic events. As Jimmie tries to survive between two cultures, tensions reach a head when the Newbys, Jimmie's white employers, try to break up his marriage. The Newby women are murdered and Jimmie flees, pursued by police and vigilantes. The hunt intensifies as further murders are committed, and concludes with tragic results. Thomas Keneally's fictionalised account of the 1900 killing spree of half-Aboriginal Jimmy Governor is a powerful story of a black man's revenge against an unjust and intolerant society.

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Thomas Keneally's fictionalised account of the 1900 killing spree of half-Aboriginal Jimmy Governor is a powerful story of a black man's revenge against an unjust and intolerant society.

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    Comments about The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith:

    Interesting insight into culture in Australia. Authours notes imformative.

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    Thomas Keneally

    Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His non-fiction, includes the memoir Searching For Schindler and Three Famines, an LA Times Book of the Year, and the histories The Commonwealth Of Thieves, The Great Shame and American Scoundrel.

    His fiction, includes The Daughters Of Mars, The Widow And Her Hero (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), An Angel In Australia and Bettany's Book. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and
    Three Cheers For The Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award. 

    The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division.

    Visit Thomas Keneally's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780732296902
    ISBN-10: 0732296900
    Series: A&R Classics
    Audience: General
    For Grades: 10 - 12
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 208
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.21