The Dream Seekers: A dramatic Australian saga of courage and determination (Paperback)Patricia Shaw (author)
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Father Beitz has a dream. From his home in 1870s Hamburg, he plans to pioneer an idyllic German community in faraway Australia, in a backwoods hamlet, barely settled, called Bundaberg. He soon finds other dreamers eager to join him, thrilled by the prospect of a sunny clime, cheap arable land, and their own Lutheran society.
But when they arrive they find the land, bought for them by Father Beitz, is nothing but a jungle, and before long it seems the trials of their new home may force the community to disintegrate. As time passes, a combination of courage and determination carries the pioneers beyond their fears, but a new threat awaits. Only an elderly Aborigine mystic sees the evil that threatens them, but can he warn them in time?
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 181 x 112 x 35 mm
Praise for Patricia Shaw's previous Australian sagas:
'Rich, compelling, well-balanced, unsentimental, vivid' Kirkus Reviews
'Shaw gets it all right' Publishers Weekly
'Storyline as dramatic and colourful as the land itself' Gold Coast Bulletin
'Another Australian winner' Annabel
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