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‘It was eleven o’clock in the morn­ing and a kook­aburra was call­ing from one of the stringy­bark trees as Re­becca, all her life known as Bec to ev­ery­one but her late grand­mother Bessie Pen­rose, stepped on to Der­went’s wooden deck. The big house, sur­rounded by its vast acreage, had been her home for sixty-eight years. It stood on the sum­mit of the sharp-sided hill that for one and a half cen­turies had been called Emma’s Look­out.’

J.H. FLETCHER,

(2017)

LAND OF GOLDEN WAT­TLE

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