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They came to change the course of a river. And changed the course of their lives . . .

They came to change the course of a river. And changed the course of their lives . . .

In a time when desperate people were seizing with both hands the chance for freedom, refugees from more than seventy nations gathered beneath the Southern Cross to forge a new national identity. They came from all over wartorn Europe to the mountains of Australia to help realise one man's dream: the mighty Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century.

People of all races and creeds tunnelled through a mountain range to turn the course of a majestic river, trying to put to rest ghosts from the inferno of history: buried memories, unimaginable pain and deadly secrets.

From the ruins of Berlin to the birth of Israel, from the Italian Alps to the Australian high country, Heritage is a passionate and fast-paced tale of rebirth, struggle, sacrifice and redemption, and a tribute to those who gave meaning to the Australian spirit.

Reviews

A genuinely engaging story. Judy Nunn has confirmed her position as a prolific writer of bestsellers.

The Age

A glorious summer read.

Woman's Day

What stands out in Heritage, Judy Nunn's new and absorbing tome, is the quality of the background research ... Nunn's narrative pace never falters.

Sydney Morning Herald

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  • Paperback

    9781864712490

    October 3, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    608 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781864714616

    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    608 pages

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