The Lambing Flat

The Lambing Flat

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name = The Lambing Flat
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image_caption = First edition cover
author = Nerida Newton
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country = Australia
language = English
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genre = Historical novel
publisher = University of Queensland Press
release_date = October 2003
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 273 pp (first edition, paperback)
isbn = ISBN 0-7022-3386-2 (first edition, paperback)
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"The Lambing Flat" is a novel written by Australian author Nerida Newton and was first published in 2003. It was Newton's first novel. She has since written a second novel, Death of a Whaler.

The novel is set in the mid-nineteenth century Australian gold rushes.

The main characters are
*Ella, the daughter of a grazier, who grew up on an isolated, drought-ridden Queensland property.
*Lok and his father who come from China in search of gold. They are caught up in the infamous Lambing Flat riots.

Awards and nominations

Awards won by The Lambing Flat include:
*Queensland Premier's Literary Award (2002) for an emerging author - Winner
*The Australian/Vogel Literary Award (2002) - Runner Up
*Commonwealth Writer's Prize (2004) Best First Book in the SE Asia & South Pacific Region - Shortlisted
*One Book One Brisbane (2004) (Brisbane City Council Library Service) - Shortlisted

External links

* [ Nerida Newton's Home Page]

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