by Mary Patchett
Hodder and Stoughton, 1961, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Near Fine Condition, remainder line at bottom fore-edge, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket has minor edge and shelf wear with staining to back (see photographs)
'A story of pioneering in the north of nineteenth century Australia, when Port Darwin was a tiny settlement, and the great project of laying the telegraph system changed the face of the land.
Brit is the heroine, and the story is of how she goes north with her family, to take up the pioneer life with spirit and courage. She comes to love the magnificent country, as she does the aboriginal girl Corrie and her baby. And she also falls in love, shyly but steadfastly, with the great tracker and explorer, Chris Race.'