Bridget: A new Australian
An Irish girl's journey to Moreton Bay in 1848
Bridget isn’t afraid of where she’s going to — she isn’t afraid for herself. She cries for what she’s leaving behind. But when famine takes hold of her beloved Ireland she must set sail for Australia or slowly starve in the workhouse.
Crossing the seas, she finds the new world can be as cruel as the old. People keep telling her she’d better rein in her wild spirit — or maybe, just maybe, she can find a way to put it to good use...
Ages 8 to 12
Published February 2015
198mm x 128mm