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The Drover's Boy

Book Description
Based on the very popular and moving song by Ted Egan, concerning a drover whose 'boy' is really his Aboriginal wife. The song is set in the 1920s when it was illegal to marry an Aboriginal, and acts of brutality and injustice to Aborigines usually went unpunished and unmourned by the white community. Robert Ingpen's richly evocative illustrations make this a beautiful gift book for adults as well... More
Book Information
PublisherLothian Publishing Company
BindingHardcover (2 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages32
Publication Date/2000
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About Robert Ingpen (Author, Illustrator) : Robert Ingpen is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Robert Ingpen include A Christmas Carol, Dickens: His Work and His Wo... more
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About Ted Egan (Author) : Ted Egan is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Published credits of Ted Egan include The Drover's Boy.
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