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Cry of the Curlew : Frontier : Book 1 - Peter Watt

Cry of the Curlew

Frontier : Book 1

Paperback Published: 1st September 2013
ISBN: 9781742613451
Number Of Pages: 656

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Confronting, graphic and erotic, Cry of the Curlew is a riveting novel of Australia's brutal past from master storyteller Peter Watt. It is the tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property. Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country.

Cry of the Curlew is the first bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series depicting our turbulent history as never before.

About the Author

Peter Watt has spent time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant and advisor to the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. He speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. He now lives at Maclean, on the Clarence River in northern New South Wales. He is a volunteer firefighter with the Rural Fire service, and fishing the vast open spaces of outback Queensland are his main interests in life.

A great read


Just started reading this book and finding it a very good story, have purchased the series so I don't think I'll be disappointed if the first one is anything to go by. Haven't read his books before, a friend mention that they were a great read.

Hunter Valley


peter watt one of my favourite authors love the sagas


love peter watts books



Great book - unable to put this down


Second book I have read by Peter Watt - definitely hooked

Molong NSW


Brilliant, ordered the sequel halfway through


Brilliant, ordered the sequel halfway through, so glad there's more

Sydney Australia




A wonderful story weaving history with drama beautifully. It got me into the series and haven't stopped.

Noosa Heads


Aussie saga by Aussie author


This first book in the saga of the Macintosh and Duffy families is an entertaining read and whets the appetite for the eight volumes following. Being faction, the fictional characters act out events in the historical background of early Australian white settlement. Peter Watt provides a caveat regarding comments that may be seen as racist by explaining that the words are not necessarily his, but are set in the context of the times of the novel.





Highly recommend this book, I couldn't put it down. There are some things that are hard to read in regards to Aboriginals and how they were treated, but this is part of Australia's history and the author has not prettied it up. I would definitely read this again.



Cry of the Curlew

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ISBN: 9781742613451
ISBN-10: 1742613454
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 1st September 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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