The first bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series, depicting our turbulent history as never before.
"The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age
A stark and vivid novel of Australia's brutal past.
An epic tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property.
Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country.
PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian
"the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian
"Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News
Pan Macmillan Australia; August 2000
- ISBN 9781742629285
- Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
- Title: Cry of the Curlew: The Frontier Series 1
- Author: Peter Watt
Imprint: Macmillan Australia
About The Author
Peter Watt's life experiences have included time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, pig shooter, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant in Cabramatta and police adviser in Papua New Guinea. He has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans and he speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. Good friends, fine food, fishing and the vast open spaces of outback Queensland are his main interests in life.