'You could ride all day and never see anyone you didn't want to see.'
Billabong, a large cattle and sheep property in the Australian countryside, is home to twelve year old Norah Linton, her widowed father, David, and her older brother, Jim. Norah's prim and proper aunts, who live in the city, consider she is in danger of "growing up wild" - riding all over Billabong on her beloved pony, Bobs, helping with the mustering, and joining in all the holiday fun when Jim and his friends come home from boarding school.
A fishing trip they plan results in unexpected drama when they discover a mysterious stranger camped in the bush. Who is this stranger and why is he there? Subsequent developments test Norah's resourcefulness to the full.
This 'Billabong' Australian classic was originally published between 1910 and 1942, when some things then were very different from today. Other things, however, haven't changed at all - such as families, friendships and feelings, and the 'Billabong' books are as enjoyable as ever.
- Publication Date:
- 30 / 10 / 1996
- 125 x 196mm