The Blue-eyed Aborigine
Written by Rosemary Hayes
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Based on the diaries of a ship’s commander of the 17th century, this intriguing and hard-hitting novel is a book of two halves and brings together the story of two people, Jan a teenage cabin boy on the Dutch ship, Batavia en route to Java and the other Wouter, a young soldier as the brewing discontent aboard becomes ever more unpleasant as they get closer to their destination. But then they’re shipwrecked and marooned on an island just off Western Australia – revolt and discontent becomes the order of the day as water and food is scarce and emotions run high. Drama unfolds even more when they meet the local inhabitants – the aborigines. Jan is enchanted by them, spends more and more time in the aboriginal camp and in time becomes a part of them. This is not just a moving story it also provides a glimpse of life at the time and how different cultures with strange rituals can learn to live together in harmony.
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The Blue-eyed Aborigine by Rosemary Hayes
It is 1629, and there is mutiny in the air aboard the Dutch ship Batavia as she plies her way towards Java with her precious cargo. Jan, a cabin boy, and Wouter, a young soldier, find themselves caught up in the tragic wrecking and bloody revolt that follow. But worse is to come! Based on the diaries of the ship's Commander, Rosemary Hayes recaptures some of sea history's most dramatic moments, linking the fates of of Jan and Wouter with discoveries that intrigue Australians to this day. Praise for Payback: This is contemporary novel-writing at its most relevant. The Independent
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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
5th August 2010
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