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The lieutenant, Kate Grenville

Label
The lieutenant
Title
The lieutenant
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world. After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and starts his work of astronomy and navigation. It's not too long before some of the Aboriginal people who live around the harbour pay him a visit. One of them, a girl named Tarunga, starts to teach him her own language. But her lessons and their friendship are interrupted when Rooke is given an order that will change his life forever. Inspired by the 1790 notebooks of William Dawes in which he recorded his conversations with a young Gadigal woman, The Lieutenant is a story about a man discovering his true self in extraordinary circumstances. This powerful novel will enthral readers of Kate Grenville's bestselling The Secret River, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize
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1950-
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Grenville, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Friendship
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Immigrants
  • Astronomers
  • Australia
Label
The lieutenant, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28954786
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781921656767
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 28954786
  • (Sirsi) 28954786
Label
The lieutenant, Kate Grenville
Publication
Note
First published: 2008
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28954786
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781921656767
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 28954786
  • (Sirsi) 28954786

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