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Christina Smith: The Boandik Tribe of South East Aborigines

The seminal work on the history and culture of the Boandik people. Christina Smith was an active missionary among the aboriginal people in the South East of South Australia during the nineteenth century.  She is featured as a character in Boss.

Leith McGillivray: We have found our Paradise

A very interesting article by the late Leith McGillivray on the development of white settlement in the South East of South Australia.  I am also fortunate enough to be in possession of Leith’s outstanding PhD thesis on the same subject.

Rolf Boldrewood: Old Melbourne Memories

The novelist Rolf Boldrewood was a great mate of the Hunter brothers, and more broadly a part of the gang of young squatters and horsemen, known as the Goulburn Boys, famous for their larrikin exploits in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria.  This rather rambling memoir includes a visit to the Hunters at Kalangadoo, in which Boldrewood describes in interesting details some of the local squatters, including Evelyn Sturt and Willie Mitchell.

Aborigines 1837-58

From the Manning Index of South Australian History, a very interesting resource on some of the interactions between the white settlers and in the indigenous inhabitants of South Australia, drawn from various historical sources.


Muse: Food, Wine, Books

Our thanks to Dan and staff at Muse for their generous support for our launch of Boss in Canberra.  Muse, in the East Hotel precinct, is a great supporter of writing in Canberra.

The National Trust: Glencoe Woolshed 

My thanks to the National Trust at Glencoe for their generous support of my launch of Boss at that venue.

Balnaves of Coonawarra: wines of integrity

Balnaves of Coonawarra have provided generous support for the launch of Boss at the Glencoe Woolshed.

The Mount Gambier Library

The Mount Gambier Library stocks a copy of Boss, and has been very supportive in promoting the book, and its launch in Mt Gambier.







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