The Secret River dramatises the British colonization of Australia in microcosm, with the dispossession of Indigenous Australians made comprehensible and ultimately heart-breaking as Will’s claim over a piece of land he titles “Thornhill’s Point”, brings his family and neighbors into conflict with the traditional owners of the land.
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Irish emancipist Smasher Sullivan lives on a remote stretch of the Hawkesbury River, with his three vicious dogs. He earns his living extracting lime from oyster shells, which he then sells to the growing settlement at Sydney Cove.
As a convict, Smasher experienced the worst kind of subjugation, once almost whipped to death for attempting to escape. Smasher is now bitter and vengeful, with a profound antipathy towards the Indigenous inhabitants of the Hawkesbury. He can be charming, even entertaining at first meeting, but the longer one knows Smasher, the more a chilling malevolence emerges.
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