Noon Lady of Towitta, The

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Wakefield Press, May 1, 2011 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Bertha Schippan, beautiful but headstrong daughter of a Wendish-German family, is murdered on New Year's Day, 1902. A posse of Adelaide police arrive at the family's lonely Murray Flats farm thirty-six hours later, but by the time an Aboriginal tracker can start his work, a gale has blown all clues away. An inquest sends her elder sister Mary to trial. But why would she kill Bertha when everyone knew them as loving companions? THE NOON LADY OF TOWITTA, a novel based on real events, entwines fact and folktale to delve into the secrets of a family haunted by its past and ruled by a devout and tyrannical father.
 

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Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
21
Section 3
28
Section 4
33
Section 5
39
Section 6
44
Section 7
48
Section 8
54
Section 16
98
Section 17
102
Section 18
111
Section 19
115
Section 20
120
Section 21
126
Section 22
128
Section 23
135

Section 9
59
Section 10
69
Section 11
72
Section 12
76
Section 13
83
Section 14
86
Section 15
94
Section 24
144
Section 25
147
Section 26
153
Section 27
155
Section 28
168
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