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A riveting novel that tells the story of Sydney and the people who shaped its character, its skyline and its heart.

A riveting novel that tells the story of Sydney and the people who shaped its character, its skyline and its heart.

In 1788, Thomas Kendall, a naïve nineteen-year-old sentenced to transportation for burglary, finds himself bound for Sydney Town and a new life in the wild and lawless land beneath the Southern Cross.

Thomas fathers a dynasty that will last more than two hundred years. His descendants play their part in the forging of a nation, but greed and prejudice see an irreparable rift in the family which will echo through the generations.

It is only at the dawn of the new Millennium - as an old journal lays bear a terrible secret - that the family can finally reclaim its honour…

Beneath the Southern Cross is as much a story of a city as it is a family chronicle. Bringing history to life, Judy Nunn traces the fortunes of Kendall's descendants through good times and bad, wars and social revolutions to the present day, vividly drawing the events, characters and issues that have made the city of Sydney and the nation of Australia what they are today.

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Judy Nunn is mistress of the ripping yarn we all love to read.

Sun-Herald

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712537

    September 1, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    560 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9781741666014

    November 1, 2007

    Random House Australia

    560 pages

    RRP $21.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
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    • QBD
    • Readings
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742741840

    October 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    560 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

Sanctuary
Spirits of the Ghan
Maralinga
Elianne
Tiger Men
Pacific
Oskar the Pole
The Otto Bin Empire: Clive's Story
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Just South of Rome
The Wardrobe
The House on Hill Street
The House on Hill Street (Storycuts)
The Wardrobe (Storycuts)
Judy Nunn Free Sampler
Kal
Floodtide
Heritage
Territory
Araluen
Centre Stage
The Glitter Game

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