The Secret of the Mystery
by Linda Massola
Pounds Printing and Publishing, 1991, [First Edition], ISBN 0958804842, black and white illustrations in text, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, un-creased spine (see photographs)
“Ruby’s Journey is an unusual story set in the Australian Outback during the time of the arrival of the first white man in Central Victoria. It is a rare book where violence, competition and the downing vibration of mankind has been eliminated. It is designed to help children, as well as adults, understand life as it unfolds.
the story tells of the mythology of the Australian Aboriginal tribes at the time of the conquest by the white man including the in-fighting of the nomadic tribes protecting their territory, and the slaying of Aboriginals by the white man.
It tells of a rich and colourful past; how the Aboriginal nomadic tribes found food and water in the harsh outback of Australia. The location of water holes, or billabongs as they were called, were sung into their songs, thus leaving an indelible map for a primitive people.
The heroine is Tuk, a young Aboriginal girl who was placed in a Mission against her free will, and absconded to find her parents. She was helped by the nature spirits of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and a remarkable crow named Waang. Tuk, alongside Ruby, a Redback spider, discovers the secret of the Mystery, the challenges, evolution, and the purpose of life...”