by Eleanor Dark
Part 3 of The Timeless Land Trilogy
Angus & Robertson, 1980, ISBN 0207143889, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“No Barrier is the third and final novel in Eleanor Dark’s great trilogy – which began with The Timeless Land and was continued so successfully in Storm of Time – on the foundation and settlement of Australia.
This volume follows the fortunes of the Mannion family after the Bligh Rebellion, through the years of Lachlan Macquarie’s inspired and establishing administration. As the young Mannions grow to maturity in comparative comfort at Betransa, their Nepean property, so too the settlement at Sydney Cove grows and develops into a town of standing and substance; and later, the longings of young Miles Mannion to expand his horizons are echoed in the efforts of his contemporaries to extend the settlement to the west. The story draws to its logical and exciting climax with eh discovery in 1813 of a route over the Blue Mountains by Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. The building of the first road by William Cox meant there would henceforth be no barrier to the expansion of the colony.”