The Lambing Flat

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The Lambing Flat
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First edition cover
AuthorNerida Newton
GenreHistorical novel
PublisherUniversity of Queensland Press
Publication date
October 2003
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages273 pp (first edition, paperback)
ISBN0-7022-3386-2 (first edition, paperback)
823/.92 22
LC ClassPR9619.4.N49 L36 2003

The Lambing Flat is the first novel by Australian author Nerida Newton; it was first published in 2003. 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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