Project Aussie Lit


This year my focus is on Australia. I have chosen 29 books  to acquaint myself with the country and its writers.


Book TitleAuthorGenreSettingPub Date# Pages
My Brilliant CareerFranklin, MilesHistorical Fiction1901280
The Magic PuddingLindsay, NormanChildren's1918176
The Harp in the SouthPark, RuthHistorical FictionSydney1948251
A Town Like AliceShute, NevilRomanceAlice Springs1950359
GallipoliMoorehead, AlanHistory1956416
VossWhite, PatrickHistorical Fiction1957440
Picnic at Hanging RockLindsey, JoanMystery1967192
A Fringe of LeavesWhite, PatrickHistorical FictionQueensland1976368
The ThornbirdsMcCullough, ColleenHistorical FictionNew S Wales1977692
TracksDavidson, RobynMemoirOutback1980254
The Transit of VenusHazzard, ShirleyHistorical Fiction1980366
Journeys to the PastAttenborough, DavidTravel AnthropN. Territory1981384
The SonglinesChatwin, BruceMemoir1987304
My PlaceMorgan, SallyMemoir1988444
Oscar and LucindaCarey, PeterHistorical FictionSydney1988515
The Road to CoorainConway, Jill KerMemoirCoorain1989238
The Great WorldMalouf, DavidHistorical Fiction1989332
Mutant Message DownunderMorgan, MarloFictionOutback1991174
CloudstreetWinton, TimHistorical FictionPerth1991426
Death of A River GuideFlanagan, RichardContemp FictionTasmania1994336
English PassengersKneale, MatthewHistorical FictionTasmania2000446
True History of the Kelly GangCarey, PeterHistorical FictionVictoria2000384
Gould's Book of FishFlanagan, RichardHistorical FictionTasmania2001404
On the Jellicoe RoadMarchetta, MelinaYA Mystery2006300
The Secret RiverGrenville, KateHistorical FictionNew S Wales2006334
What Alice ForgotMoriarty, LianeRomanceSydney2009487
The Happiest RefugeeDo, AnhMemoir2010229
Among the IslandsFlannery, TimTravel ScienceMelanesia2011246
The Light Between the OceansStedman, M.L.Historical FictionJanus Island2012343

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