While camped at Barrumbi, the place of water, 15 year-old Sean Murphy secretly leaves to climb Death Adder Ridge, which he knows is prohibited as it is a spirit place. After a fall, he seeks shelter in a cave, where he is kept captive by old men, who seek to teach Sean to respect Aboriginal spirituality.
Coonardoo is the moving story of a young Aboriginal woman trained from childhood to be the housekeeper at Wytaliba station and, as such, destined to look after its owner, Hugh Watt. The love between Coonardoo and Hugh, , degraded and twisted in on itself, destroys not only Coonardoo, but also a community which was once peaceful.
Dramatic novel for young teenagers about two outcast children, a kitchen maid called Sarah Jane, and an Aboriginal boy whose name is a secret, who travel through the evolving Australian landscape to live with the spirits of the ancient land.
A 16 year-old Aboriginal boy leaves home to move to the city. He questions his identity and re-evaluates his cultural background.
This is a historical novel, based on the true story of a young English convict named William Buckley who, on Boxing Day 1803, escaped from Victoria’s abortive first settlement at Sorrento and then survived in the wilderness for thirty-two years, mainly because he was adopted and helped by local aboriginal tribes.
Wild Cat Falling is the story of an Aboriginal youth, a 'bodgie' of the early sixties who grows up on the ragged outskirts of a country town, falls into petty crime, goes to gaol, and comes out to do battle once more with the society who put him there. First novel published by an Aboriginal author (1965).