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The last of the Bonegilla girls
The last of the Bonegilla girls
Purman, Victoria2018
1954: When sixteen-year-old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post-war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There, Elizabeta becomes firm friends with three other girls. The Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever-present sorrow. So when a ghost from the past reaches out for Elizabeta and threatens to pull her back into the shadows, there is nothing that her friends wouldn't do to keep her safe.
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Sydney, NSW : HQ Fiction, 2018.©2018
419 pages ; 24 cm
"The war is over, but the fight for their new lives in Australia is about to begin" -- Cover.
9781489246752 (paperback)1489246754 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionPURMOnloan - Due: 01 Nov 2020
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionPURMOnloan - Due: 01 Nov 2020
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionPURMOnloan - Due: 02 Nov 2020