Brown Sugar

  • Title: Brown Sugar
  • Author: Nancy Cato
  • ISBN: 9780450053627
  • Page: 428
  • Format: None
  • Brown Sugar Queensland An empire built on sugar Far from his native Scotland Andrew Johnstone had built his fortune on the back of dirt cheap Kanaka labourers His elder son James was haunted by the murder
    Queensland 1860 An empire built on sugar Far from his native Scotland, Andrew Johnstone had built his fortune on the back of dirt cheap Kanaka labourers.His elder son, James, was haunted by the murder and rape of his young wife.Daughter Helga felt herself marooned on the plantation as she dreamed of fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe.While across the blue PacQueensland 1860 An empire built on sugar Far from his native Scotland, Andrew Johnstone had built his fortune on the back of dirt cheap Kanaka labourers.His elder son, James, was haunted by the murder and rape of his young wife.Daughter Helga felt herself marooned on the plantation as she dreamed of fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe.While across the blue Pacific dipped the blackbirding schooners with their human cargo, skippered by captains who d sail to Hell and back for the sake of a profit.

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    About Nancy Cato


    1. Nancy Fotheringham Cato AM 11 March 1917 3 July 2000 was an Australian writer who published than twenty historical novels, biographies and volumes of poetry Cato is also known for her work campaigning on environmental and conservation issues.Cato was born in Glen Osmond in South Australia, and was a fifth generation Australian She studied English Literature and Italian at the University of Adelaide, graduating in 1939, then completed a two year course at the South Australian School of Arts She was a cadet journalist on The News from 1935 to 1941, and as an art critic from 1957 to 1958 2 Cato married Eldred De Bracton Norman, and travelled extensively overseas with him They had one daughter and two sons 1 Dr Nancy Cato Norman died at Noosa Heads on 3 July 2000.Cato s cousin was also named Nancy Cato and was host of children s TV show the Magic Circle Club in the mid 1960s.


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    1. A fictionalised account of two real families living through a particularly shameful period of Queensland history - the kanaka trade.A pacific islander is blackbirded and sold as a labourer into the sugar industry. His story intertwines with the story of Andrew Johnstone, the sugar plantation owner (and who the Johnstone River is named after). Together it gives you an overview of the issues facing this section of Queensland at this point in time.Because I have family living in this region I found [...]

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    2. This book has also been published under the title of 'Brown Sugar'. Read a long time ago but from what I can remember it was an ok read.

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    3. A very interesting read.

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