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Publisher Description

A true Australian classic.

Spanning three generations‚ Capricornia tells the story of Australia's North. It is a story of whites and Aborigines and Asians‚ of chance relationships that can form bonds for life‚ of dispossession‚ murder and betrayal.

In 1904 the brothers Oscar and Mark Shillingsworth‚ clad in serge suits and bowler hats‚ arrive in Port Zodiac on the coast of Capricornia. They are clerks who have come from the South to join the Capricornian Government Service. Oscar prospers‚ and takes to his new life as a gentleman. Mark‚ however‚ is restless‚ and takes up with old Ned Krater‚ a trepang fisherman‚ who tells him tales of the sea and the islands‚ introduces him to drink‚ and boasts of his conquests of Aboriginal women - or 'Black Velvet'‚ as they are called. But it is Mark's son‚ Norman‚ whose struggles to find a place in the world, who embodies the complexities of Capricornia itself.

GENRE
Classics
NARRATOR
HB
Humphrey Bower
LENGTH
23:33
hr min
RELEASED
2011
28 May
PUBLISHER
Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
767.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Joykie Burger ,

Capricornia

A beautiful story, beautifully narrated by Humphrey Bower (I nominate him for the narrator of the year award!!) This story took me through the full range of my emotions. I had no idea Australia had such a diverse history, such pompous and cruel European Settlers or such death defying weather patterns. Wonderful book...

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