Dark Southern Sun: a novel

Dark Southern Sun is a story about love, friendship, and honor in the goldfields of old Australia. It accurately portrays the cultural details and historical…
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This is the cover of the novel. Novels, World, Southern, Olds, Goldfield, Aboriginal People, Dark, Cover, Kobo
This is the cover of the novel.
This 2012 painting by Wathaurung elder, Marlene Gilson, graces the cover of the novel. The image shows a corroboree and depicts an early scene in the novel when the protagonist, Ryan, is living with the Wathaurung family that saved his life. Art, Scene, Image Shows, Old And New, Early, Protagonist, Image
This 2012 painting by Wathaurung elder, Marlene Gilson, graces the cover of the novel. The image shows a corroboree and depicts an early scene in the novel when the protagonist, Ryan, is living with the Wathaurung family that saved his life.
Many early scenes in the novel, while Ryan is with the Wathaurung, occur in thick forested glades such as this one near the south coast of Victoria, Australia. (Photo by the author.) Victoria, Coast, South, Scenes, Glade, Victoria Australia
Many early scenes in the novel, while Ryan is with the Wathaurung, occur in thick forested glades such as this one near the south coast of Victoria, Australia. (Photo by the author.)
An early scene in the novel describes a ridge near the sea thick with gum trees. This is what it looked like when author Shaun J. McLaughlin researched locations in 2012. (Photo by the author.) Trees, Ridge, Sea, Author, Mclaughlin
An early scene in the novel describes a ridge near the sea thick with gum trees. This is what it looked like when author Shaun J. McLaughlin researched locations in 2012. (Photo by the author.)
Many places on the Victoria south coast can be quite lush. This picture by the author shows fern trees, like those behind which young Alinga sometimes hid. Places, Sun, Cactus Plants
Many places on the Victoria south coast can be quite lush. This picture by the author shows fern trees, like those behind which young Alinga sometimes hid.
This picture by the author shows a glade of gums trees west of Ballarat. The novel includes many scenes set in locations like this one, when the Wathaurung moved to winter territory. Winter, West, Tree, Ballarat
This picture by the author shows a glade of gums trees west of Ballarat. The novel includes many scenes set in locations like this one, when the Wathaurung moved to winter territory.
This picture by the author shows a flock of emus in the Pyrenees, west of Ballarat. The novel includes an aboriginal hunting trip for emus. Pyrenees, Hunting, Hunting Trip, Natural Landmarks, Trip, Landmarks
This picture by the author shows a flock of emus in the Pyrenees, west of Ballarat. The novel includes an aboriginal hunting trip for emus.
This picture by the author shows a gray kangaroo in  the Pyrenees, west of Ballarat. The location and the beast both play roles in the novel. Grey, Kangaroo, Animals, Play, Beast
This picture by the author shows a gray kangaroo in the Pyrenees, west of Ballarat. The location and the beast both play roles in the novel.
This picture by the author shows a koala in the coastal forest of Victoria. Koala Bear, Koala, Bear, Forest, Coastal
This picture by the author shows a koala in the coastal forest of Victoria.
This 1854 sketch shows the Charlie Napier hotel in old Ballarat. Several scenes in the novel are set in or near this establishment. Hotel, Napier, Charlie, Love Story
This 1854 sketch shows the Charlie Napier hotel in old Ballarat. Several scenes in the novel are set in or near this establishment.
High cliffs like these line the south coast of Victoria, Australia. One dramatic scene in chapter 19 of the novel references these cliffs. Outdoor
High cliffs like these line the south coast of Victoria, Australia. One dramatic scene in chapter 19 of the novel references these cliffs.
This photo by the author shows a wool wagon in Sovereign Hill loaded with bales of wool. The novel references these wagons often. Ryan drove one to Geelong and met Ellen, one of the novel's two female leads. Wagon, Wagons, Antique Cars, Sovereign, Wool, Geelong, Ellen
This photo by the author shows a wool wagon in Sovereign Hill loaded with bales of wool. The novel references these wagons often. Ryan drove one to Geelong and met Ellen, one of the novel's two female leads.
This painting by Eugene Von Guerard shows the view of Geelong in the mid 19th century, much as it looked to the novel's protagonist as he drove a wool wagon to the harbor and met Ellen. Artists, Australian Artists, Wien, Australian Painting, Landscape Artist, Eugene, Artist
This painting by Eugene Von Guerard shows the view of Geelong in the mid 19th century, much as it looked to the novel's protagonist as he drove a wool wagon to the harbor and met Ellen.
This damaged sketch shows the Duchess of Kent Hotel and its restaurant adjunct, Café de l’Europe in Ballarat. The novel uses these establishments and their proprietors in several scenes. Restaurant, Europe, Duchess, Kent
This damaged sketch shows the Duchess of Kent Hotel and its restaurant adjunct, Café de l’Europe in Ballarat. The novel uses these establishments and their proprietors in several scenes.
This image shows the Criterion store in old Ballarat. This dry goods emporium and its owner, David Jones, play minor roles in the novel. Emporium, Store, David Jones, Jones, David
This image shows the Criterion store in old Ballarat. This dry goods emporium and its owner, David Jones, play minor roles in the novel.