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An Australian Bush Track

In his dark colonial novel, An Australian Bush Track (1896), J.D.Hennesy takes us on an expedition to unknown territories, encountering lost worlds and inland seas.

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An Australian Bush Track (1896) is a dark novel, a colonial fantasy-adventure by author J.D. Hennessey in the style of H. Rider Haggard’s She. The story of an expedition into the Queensland interior by a group of speculators hot on the trail of fabulous wealth, its heroine is a charismatic young bushwoman equipped with heedless courage, a fast horse and a rifle. The novel is unrepressed in its representation of colonial racism and the driving forces behind it: frontier violence and dispossession, land acquisition and the relentless pursuit of wealth and resources.

An Australian Bush Track is published as part of the Colonial Australian Popular Fiction series: an ongoing collaboration between the Grattan Street Press and the Australian Centre, both based within the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. For more information on the collaboration and to see other books in the series, go to

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