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A breathtaking story of disaster, courage and passion and that Top End spirit that never says die.

TERRITORY is the story of Henrietta Southern, a young Englishwoman who trades her war-torn homeland for a place of wild tropical storms and searing heat, crocodile-infested rivers and barren red wilderness. Six months after the bombing of Darwin, she joins her new husband, Spitfire pilot Terence Galloway, for a new life on his Northern Territory cattle station.

It is also the story of their sons. Of Malcolm and Kit, two brothers who grow up in the harsh but beautiful environment, and share a baptism of fire as young men in the jungles of Vietnam.

And what of the Dutch East Indies treasure ship which foundered off Western Australia in 1629? How is the Galloway family's destiny linked with Batavia's horrific tale of mutiny and murder …?

From the blazing inferno that was Darwin on 19 February 1942 to the devastation of Cyclone Tracy, from the red desert to the tropical shore, TERRITORY is a mile-a-minute read from one of Australia's best loved writers.

Reviews

Nunn's talent for storytelling will have you chewing up the 600-plus pages with compelling ease.

Sunday Times (Perth)

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712469

    September 1, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9781741665956

    October 1, 2007

    Random House Australia

    656 pages

    RRP $21.99

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  • EBook

    9781742742205

    January 4, 2011

    Random House Australia

    656 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

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

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The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Beauty in Thorns
The Award
New Boy
The 7th Function of Language
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood