Spirit of Barrumbi

Shortlisted for the South Australian Premier's prize and a Notable book in Children's book Council awards.

At the end of the long Dry season most of the Long Hole community has traveled to Barrumbi, the place of water, to give the country a message—to let it know that the people are waiting for rain.  Fifteen-year-old Sean Murphy climbs up to Death Adder Ridge, a prohibited place, a spirit place.  The Wet becomes a flood that overtakes their lives as the spirit of Barrumbi seeks appeasement.

With warmth and humour Spirit of Barrumbi summons up a powerful spirituality and sensitively explores relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures.

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