A classic Australian YA novel from the award-winning author of The Bamboo Flute and The Divine Wind
'a fabulous and creative novel' Daily Advertiser
I goses by the name Moondyne Kate...
I was a Orphan Girl and fell into a great melancholy
of the spirit, great discouragement was my lot...
Canongate was a colourful town in 1865 convicts, a gold rush, marauding bushrangers but nothing much happens now. Nat Whistler can't wait to get out of this place.
But then he discovers a thrilling link to the past: he's descended from the Whistler, who robbed banks and gold escorts with the notorious Captain Kydd and was shot dead by troopers at the age of fifteen. And who was the mysterious Moondyne Kate, who could ride like the wind and whose voice sings from the past?
The truth is dark, elusive. As Nat peels away the layers and becomes entangled in the shadowy affairs of the town, his life takes a turn into danger.
a fabulous and creative novel - Daily Advertiser
GARRY DISHER grew up on a wheat and wool farm in South Australia. He has an MA in Australian History and has lived, worked and travelled in England, Italy, Israel, the USA and southern Africa. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first collection of short stories. Garry worked as a writing lecturer between the years 1980 and 1988, before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty books, including short story collections, literary novels, writers' handbooks and award-winning crime thrillers and children's titles.