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dc.contributor.authorMcGirr, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-03T07:49:21Z
dc.date.available2006-09-03T07:49:21Z
dc.date.issued2003-05
dc.identifier.citationMcGirr, Michael 2003. The Long Trek. Review of "Burke's Soldier" by Alan Attwood. 'Australian Book Review', No 251, May, 48-49.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1219
dc.description.abstractAlan Attwood's fictional account of the Victorian Exploration Expedition, long known as the Burke and Wills Expedition, is told through the eyes of a man who has often been overlooked. John King - a soldier, not a gentleman - was the sole survivor of the mission.There is an inventive twist in "Burke's Soldier". It is a pity that it takes so long to get to it. The last quarter of the book meanders past every person and event of the 1860s. Marcus Clarke, Captain Moonlite, the first Test cricket team, the first Melbourne Cup and the US Civil War all turn up to dissipate the focus of the novel in its closing stages. Attwood takes the long way home, but at least, unlike Burke and Wills, he makes it. The real survivor is the one who controls the story.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 251en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleThe Long Trek. "Burke's Soldier" by Alan Attwood. [review]en
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