Moving On - A Tasmanian Tale by Paddy Burges Watson | Paperback
Set in the 1800's, this is the heroic tale of a young woman's struggle to overcome physical and emotional hardship, and settle into a new world without losing touch with her past.
The young Kate O'Malley has had a relatively secure childhood enjoying the wild coast, moors and mountains of the west of Ireland. When poverty looms, she leave Connemara with her father to find work in Dublin. She has to grow up quickly, but tells herself that whatever problems life throws up they have to be faced. This positive attitude sustains her when she is banished to the other side of the world. Van Diemen's Land is full of soldiers, transported criminals, struggling immigrants and bushrangers. It is also a wild and beautiful place not unlike Connemara.
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