Graham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has completed and published four books, published by Smashwords
The first, a novel called "The Old Balmain House" is based on an old a weatherboard cottage where he lived. Here a photo was discovered of a small girl who lived and died about 100 years ago.
The book imagines a story around her life. The story is built around the real Balmain, an early inner Sydney suburb and some real historical characters of this place.
The second novel in this series, Lizzie's Tale" builds on the Old Balmain House setting, taking a working class teenage girl who lives in this same house in the 1950s and 1960s, It is a story of how when she becomes pregnant she is determined to keep the child and of her struggle to avoid surrendering her baby for adoption
Graham has also written a family memoir "Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope" about growing up in an aboriginal community in remote Arnhem Land, in Australia's Northern Territory, one of its last frontiers.It tells of the people, danger and beauty of this place, and how it has been transformed over the last half century with the discovery or uranium and aboriginal rights. It also tells of his surviving an attack by a large crocodile.
He has also just published a novel based in Outback Australia, called "Just Visiting." It tells the story of an English backpacker who visits the Northern Territory and becomes captivated and in great danger from a man who loves crocodiles. This is the first of a series of 3 books called the Crocodile Spirit Dreaming Series. The second book in the series, "The Diary" is currently being written and it follows the consequences of the first book based around the discovery of this man's diary. It is planned for release in mid 2014. A preview is available from this site.
He is also in the early stages of planning a memoir about his family's connections with Ireland called "Memories Only Remain"
In his spare time he is a wildlife veterinarian working with zoo animals, and also working on national parks.
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By Graham Wilson
Series: Old Balmain House
, Book 2.
Published: November 27, 2013.
In 1963 Lizzie is raped by three men in Sydney when fifteen. She becomes pregnant but is determined not to surrender her child for adoption. She flees to Melbourne, becoming a prostitute. Authorities seek to take her child. She runs again to remote northern Western Australia. Yet the men find and pursue her. Desperate she flees to the desert. Finally a friend writes her story and gains retribution
Children of Arnhems Kaleidoscope
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By Graham Wilson
Published: October 13, 2012.
This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, in Australia's Northern Territory, something the equivalent of remote Canada or Alaska, where few people go.
The place Oenpelli,(now Gunbalanya) is near Kadadu National Park, made famous in Crocodile Dundee.
It tells of changing world as a missionary family and an aboriginal community become part of modern Australia
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