The Lambing Flat

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The Lambing Flat
First edition cover
First edition cover
Author Nerida Newton
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication date
October 2003
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 273 pp (first edition, paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-7022-3386-2 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 53110233
823/.92 22
LC Class PR9619.4.N49 L36 2003

The Lambing Flat is a novel written by Australian author Nerida Newton and was first published in 2003. It was Newton's first novel. She has since written a second novel, Death of a Whaler.

The novel is set in the mid-nineteenth century Australian gold rushes.

The main characters are

  • Ella, the daughter of a grazier, who grew up on an isolated, drought-ridden Queensland property.
  • Lok and his father who come from China in search of gold. They are caught up in the infamous Lambing Flat riots.

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