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The Pioneers

Katharine S. Prichard

The Pioneers is set against the background of pioneering life in the Gippsland region of Victoria in pre-Federation Australia. Mary and Donald Cameron are free-settlers who make a home in the wilderness and grow a prosperous cattle operation that establishes their position as prominent members of the new settlement.At first, the novel privileges Mary’s perspective as she encounters escaped convicts, bush fires, and raising a son in a remote community. Later, it follows her son, Davey, as he struggles for independence against his father’s harsh authority. Davey encounters further obstacles in the figure of local hotel owner, Thad McNab, who is determined that Davey’s childhood sweetheart, Deirdre, should be his own bride. (Summary by kirstyl)

The Pioneers is set against the background of pioneering life in the Gippsland region of Victoria in pre-Federation Australia. Mary and Donald Cameron are free-settlers who make a home in the wilderness and grow a prosperous cattle operation that establishes their position as prominent members of the new settlement.At first, the novel privileges Mary’s perspective as she encounters escaped convicts, bush fires, and raising a son in a remote community. Later, it follows her son, Davey, as he struggles for independence against his father’s harsh authority. Davey encounters further obstacles in the figure of local hotel owner, Thad McNab, who is determined that Davey’s childhood sweetheart, Deirdre, should be his own bride. (Summary by kirstyl)
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The Pioneers is set against the background of pioneering life in the Gippsland region of Victoria in pre-Federation Australia. Mary and Donald Cameron are free-settlers who make a home in the wilderness and grow a prosperous cattle operation that establishes their position as prominent members of the new settlement.At first, the novel privileges Mary’s perspective as she encounters escaped convicts, bush fires, and raising a son in a remote community. Later, it follows her son, Davey, as he struggles for independence against his father’s harsh authority. Davey encounters further obstacles in the figure of local hotel owner, Thad McNab, who is determined that Davey’s childhood sweetheart, Deirdre, should be his own bride. (Summary by kirstyl)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

13:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:01


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

12:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

09:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

18:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:08