Publisher:William Heinemann, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 1990
Illustrator:Matthew Davidson -- Cover Art
William Heinemann, 1990, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First, Illustrated By: Matthew Davidson -- Cover Art
Black coloured boards with white coloured titles to the spine. Shelf wear to the lower edges of the book and there is softening to the backstrip edges. Browning to the textblock edges and lighter browning of the pages with some marks to the book panels. Some handling marks internally. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Matthew Davidson, with lilac and white coloured title to the front panel and backstrip. Very minor wear to the dustwrapper edges. In 1629 the Dutch ship "Batavia" was wrecked off the coast of Western Australia. When the survivors were picked up, over 120 men and women had been murdered by their fellow survivors. Two of the murderers were left on the hostile land as punishment.... "were they taken by the sea, or swallowed up by that strange and hostile land? Or after 300 years, do they still drift, lost in time...". A winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Award. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 186 pages, last blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Matthew Davidson -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction -- Adolescent; Fiction -- Australian; ISBN: 085561367X. ISBN/EAN: 9780855613679. Inventory No: 0101946.