Kim Dodsworth

Goldie Alexander’s ‘Notes from a Bush Hideaway’ consists of twenty-two short pieces set on the south coast of Australia. In these Notes, Goldie describes some of the local flora, fauna and human activities. [click to continue…]

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The Captive Wife

When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine’s welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal amongst Taranaki Maori is hailed as nothing short of a miracle. [click to continue…]

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Valley of the White Gold

The Half Moon Valley is not easy to farm, nor are its inhabitants easy to know. But the valley produces the best superfine merino wool in the country, and Dan Stafford is its top woolgrower. [click to continue…]

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Slow Man

Paul Rayment is on the threshold of a comfortable old age when a calamitous cycling accident results in the amputation of a leg. Humiliated, his body truncated, his life circumscribed, he turns away from his friends. [click to continue…]