by Robert Peterson
Published: August 1, 2013.
Migrating English, Irish, Rhodesians (now Zimbabwean) and Afghans surround Burke’s Billabong on the Flinders River in the Gulf of Carpentaria of Queensland, Australia back when the country came newly explored. Their different cultures, religions, love and greed play out in the maturing second generation far from civilisation. The original Australian native land owners starve and retaliate.