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Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

Rosa Campbell Praed

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Following a failed love affair in England, Lady Bridget O'Hara accepts an invitation to travel to colonial Australia as companion to Lady Rosamund Tallant, the wife of the newly-appointed governor of Leichardt's Land. In Leichardt's Town, Lady Bridget, also known as Biddy, is reunited with her old friend and collaborator, Joan Gildea, special correspondent for The Imperialist newspaper. While visiting Joan, Biddy meets Colin McKeith, a roughly-hewn, Scottish-born pioneer, drover, miner, sometime-politician, and magistrate in the north-eastern colony. Biddy and Colin fall in love: she with the adventure a life with him promises, he with an ideal of her noble heritage. In spite of Joan Gildea's misgivings, Biddy and Colin are soon married and leave Leichardt's Town to travel several days north to Colin's cattle property in a region known as the Leura. As Biddy and Colin embark on their life together, the contemporary issues of colonial Australia are revealed: the extreme environment, labour shortages and organisation, police brutality, immigration policy, and the plight of Australia's First Peoples. The couple discover fundamental differences in their perspectives on many topics. When Bridget's former love, Willoughby Maule, newly-widowed and affluent, visits her in the Leura, the couple's strained relationship is further tested. (Summary by Kirsty Leishman)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:07


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

14:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

15:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

32:56