He of the Never-Never: Mr Aeneas Gunn


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Book Information

Release date 10-2023
Format Hardback
Pages 260
ISBN 9781922952622
ISBN10 1922952621
Width (mm) 152
Length (mm) 229

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Aeneas Gunn achieved posthumous fame in 1908 as the Maluka, following the publication of Jeannie (Mrs Aeneas) Gunn’s acclaimed novel, We of the Never-Never. The story of Aeneas James Gunn prior to and including his year managing a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory can now be told, thanks to the discovery of a large cache of his letters. Gunn’s voice enriches the narrative with deeply personal, perceptive and often humorous glimpses into life in Australia during the last decades of colonisation. A proud and capable literary man, Gunn found his vulnerabilities exposed in unusual circumstances. His Anglocentric views would, in time, be tempered by the woman he loved and admired.


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Author information

John Bradshaw

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