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Venom : The Heroic Search for Australias Deadliest Snake - Brendan James Murray


The Heroic Search for Australias Deadliest Snake


Published: 1st September 2017
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This historic search for Australia’s deadliest snake. By one of Australia’s best and brightest young authors, this is a gripping, incandescent tale of heroism and tragedy, offering the glimmering possibility of reconciliation.

In the early years of the twentieth century, an awareness was growing among European Australians of an unexpected threat, one that seemed the very embodiment of the dark, ominous power of the Australian bush. To the Indigenous people of the Guugu Yimithirr nation, it was nguman; to the whites it was the taipan, an eight foot, lightning fast venomous snake whose bite meant certain death.

Venom is an examination of European settlers’ troubled and often antagonistic relationship with the land, seen through the lens of the desperate scramble for an antivenom, and highlighted by the story of George Rosendale, a taipan bite victim of the Guugu Yimithirr nation.

About the Author

Brendan James Murray lives with his partner, Greta, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and teaches in a large government school. His first book was The Drowned Man: A True Story of Life, Death and Murder on HMAS Australia.

ISBN: 9781760405694
ISBN-10: 1760405698
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st September 2017
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia
Country of Publication: AU