Smiley – Raymond Moore
Historical fiction, based on the author’s own family, who lived in the lower Blue Mountains, near Kurrajong .interesting local history.
Barbara, caught up in a demonstration, goes “round the corner” and arrives in the 1930s in another demonstration. In this time-shift story a homeless girl finds a home and family in the midst of the worst depression. Her new family live at Poverty Gully – a camp in the central tablelands of NSW
By the Sandhills of Yamboorah – Reginald Ottley
A boy struggles to come to terms with the loneliness of the Australian outback and the ruthlessness of living and working on a remote property. With Brolga the cattle dog and her pup Rags as his only companions, he begins a journey of self- discovery. Ages 9-14.