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  • Published: Pan Macmillan Australia
  • Date: 2011
  • ISBN: 9780330404235
  • Formats: Print

That Deadman Dance

Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty well a grown man. Sure, he grew up doing the Dead Man Dance, but with him it was a dance of life, a lively dance for people to do together…

Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the ‘friendly frontier’.¬†Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war.¬†It is a story for our times.

AWARDS:
Winner for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011
Winner for ALS Gold Medal 2011
Winner for Western Australian Premier’s Book Award Western Australian Premier’s Prize 2010
Winner for Western Australian Premier’s Book Award Award for Fiction 2010
Winner for Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Victorian Prize for Literature 2011
Winner for Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction 2011
Winner for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Premier’s Award 2012
Winner for Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature Fiction Award 2012
Winner for Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book 2011
Winner for Kate Challis RAKA Award 2011
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