THE NORTHERNER by Joan Colebrook

THE NORTHERNER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A substantial story of the opening up of North Queensland, Australia, which sustains a considerable cast of characters and body of incident over some 30 years within the particular focus of one family, the Cromwells. Against the background of a new territory's pioneering problems, politics, labor issues, this tells of Richard Cromwell, property-minded dairy farmer, who was often to sacrifice his wife to the demands of his expansionist ambitions; of Elizabeth, protective of her children, but submissive to Richard; and of their four children....A protracted two generation story of personal lives, particular national issues, with phases which may prove a hurdle to conservative public library standards.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1948
Publisher: Scribner