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Kings In Grass Castles : Vintage Classics - Mary Durack

Kings In Grass Castles

Vintage Classics

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2008
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'The best saga of pastoral Australia ever published... hard to describe without superlatives... in a hundred years the book will still be a classic.' Meanjin

‘... far better than any novel; an incomparable record of a greart family and of a series of great actions.’ The BulletinWhen Patrick Durack left Western Ireland for Australia in 1853, he was to found a pioneering dynasty and build a cattle empire across the great stretches of Australia.With a profound sense of family history, his grand-daughter, Mary Durack reconstructed the Durack saga - a story of intrepid men and ground-breaking adventure.This sweeping tale of Australia and Australians remains a classic nearly fifty years on.

About the Author

Dame Mary Durack DBE OBE was born to the heritage of a pioneering family. Long recognised as one of Australia's great literary figures, she wrote 15 books, short stories, poems, plays and film scripts. She died in 1994.

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4.8

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  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Informative (3)
  • Well written (3)

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5.0

great service

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • real Australian history
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Kings In Grass Castles:

    read it before we went to the Kimberlys..saw the places in the book..saw the original Durak homestead rescued before they flooded their properties with the hugh Argyle dam...also our NSW property backed onto the Bogan River and wasnt far from the hugh tree that is still standing where Cobb and Co changed horses on the trip to Bourke...true Australian pioneers..

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    5.0

    A must read book for all Australians

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    from Perth

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
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    • Our Pioneers
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      Comments about Kings In Grass Castles:

      My minister's wife had been looking for this book for a long time, so I went on to Booktopia and there it was. So I brought a copy for myself out of sheer curiosity. I am glad I did, this wonderful, well written book is delightful. Its about our first settlers and their struggles and successes. Sort of non-fiction/fiction together. Great reading and I have learnt a lot about our first pastoralists. Recommended reading if you love this great country of Australia. Would make a great present for a loved one. Thanks Booktopia!

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      5.0

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        Comments about Kings In Grass Castles:

        A must-read for anyone who pretends to know Australian history.

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        4.0

        Could read again, loved it.

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        from Stanthorpe Qld

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          Comments about Kings In Grass Castles:

          I have thoroughly enjoyed Kings in Grass Castles. Have been going to buy it for many years, then went to the Stockman's Hall of Fame in Longreach, that made me decide to come home and buy it. I found it very well written, from someone who should definetly know about living in the outback, also, I find family sagas fascinating especially the Australian ones.

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          ISBN: 9781741667592
          ISBN-10: 1741667593
          Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 448
          Published: 1st April 2008
          Publisher: Random House Australia
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 3.0
          Weight (kg): 0.32
          Edition Number: 1