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The lieutenant. 2

Author: Kate Grenville
Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Text Pub., 2008.
Series: Thornhill family, 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world. After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Indigenous focus. This resource may contain the names, voices and faces of people who are now deceased which may cause distress to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander viewers or readers. Please take care when distributing this material
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grenville, Kate, 1950-
Lieutenant.
Melbourne, Vic. : Text Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)649949088
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Grenville
ISBN: 9781921351785 1921351780 9781921520488 1921520485
OCLC Number: 252769897
Awards: Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2009
Description: 307 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Thornhill family, 2
Responsibility: Kate Grenville.

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In 1787 Lieutenant Thomas Rooke sets sail from Portsmouth with the First Fleet and its cargo of convicts, destined for New South Wales. As a young officer and a man of science, the shy and quiet Rooke is full of anticipation about the natural wonders he might discover in this strange land on the other side of the world. After the fleet arrives in Port Jackson, Rooke sets up camp on a rocky and isolated point, and starts his work of astronomy and navigation. It's not too long before some of the Aboriginal people who live around the harbour pay him a visit. One of them, a girl named Tarunga, starts to teach him her own language. But her lessons and their friendship are interrupted when Rooke is given an order that will change his life forever. Inspired by the 1790 notebooks of William Dawes in which he recorded his conversations with a young Gadigal woman, The Lieutenant is a story about a man discovering his true self in extraordinary circumstances.

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