The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

By Thomas Keneally


In July 1900, in New South Wales, two aborigines, Jimmy Governor and his brother, violently revenged themselves for injuries done to them by their white employers.

With remarkable courage and ingenuity, they evaded their pursuers for five months in the mountains of New England.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a superb and evocative recreation of these horrifying events and of the times in which they took place. It is a novel of great human tragedy and astonishing power.

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