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The Stone Axe of Burkamukk

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Title:The Stone Axe of Burkamukk
Author:
Bruce, Mary Grant   
(24 of 28 for author by title)
Told by Peter (Peter #1)
Son of Billabong (Billabong #14)
Illustrator:
Macfarlane, John   
(7 of 7 for author by title)
Norah of Billabong (Billabong #3)
Published:   1922
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:Australia, fiction
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Downloads:109
Pages:250 Info

Author Bio for Bruce, Mary Grant

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Mary Grant Bruce (May 24, 1878—July 2, 1958) also known as Minnie Bruce, was an Australian children's author and journalist.

Although she wrote many books, her most famous were the Billabong series, begun when she was writing weekly stories for the children's pages of the Leader, where A Little Bush Maid first appeared in serial form. The story proved so successful that the Linton family was launched.

Although much of her work was written in England, Mary Grant Bruce's patriotism is more Australian than British. The Lintons' world, threatened from outside, withstood challenge, unchanged and untarnished. Australians, and not only children, looking at Billabong, could see themselves as they wanted to be—mates in fortune and adversity, sturdy, decent and fearless inheritors of a tough, but rewarding land.

—Australian Dictionary of Biography.

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