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  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712490
  • Imprint: Arrow Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $25.99
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Heritage




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.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712490
  • Imprint: Arrow Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 608
  • RRP: $25.99

About the Author

Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.

Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.

Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne and Spirits of the Ghan and Sanctuary confirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers.

In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

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Praise for Heritage

“‘A genuinely engaging story. Judy Nunn has confirmed her position as a prolific writer of bestsellers’ Age”

“‘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”

“‘A glorious summer read’ Woman’s Day”


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