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Author French, Jackie, author.

Title The ghost by the billabong / Jackie French.

Published Sydney South, N.S.W. : Angus & Robinson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Sydney South, N.S.W. Angus & Robinson an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson J  FREN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 530 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Matilda saga ; 05
French, Jackie. Matilda saga ; 05.
Matilda saga ; 5
Summary Hippies wear beads, demonstrators march against the Vietnam War, and the world waits to see the first human steps on the moon's surface. But at Gibbers Creek, Jed Kelly sees ghosts, from the past and future, at the Drinkwater billabong where long ago the swaggie leaped to his defiant death. But is seventeen-year-old Jed a con artist or a survivor? When she turns up at Drinkwater Station claiming to be the great-granddaughter of Matilda Thompson's dying husband, Jed clearly has secrets. As does a veteran called Nicholas, who was badly wounded in the Vietnam War and now must try to create a life he truly wants to live, despite the ghosts that haunt him too. Set during the turbulence of the late 1960s, this was a time when brilliant and little-known endeavours saw Australia play a vital role in Neil Armstrong's 'one giant leap for mankind' on that first unforgettable moon walk. The fifth title in the highly acclaimed Matilda Saga, The Ghost by the Billabong is a story of deep conflicts and enduring passions - for other people, for the land, and for the future of humanity.
Audience For young adults.
Subject Ghost stories -- Juvenile fiction.
Farm life -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Veterans -- Juvenile fiction.
Farm life -- Juvenile fiction.
Australian fiction.
Ghost stories.
Young adult fiction -- Australian stories.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 1965-1972 -- Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction
Young adult fiction -- Australian stories
Australian fiction
Ghost stories.
Young adult fiction
Young adult fiction
Australian fiction
Juvenile works.
ISBN 9780732295295 (paperback)