Blackbird

Blackbird The early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery known in Australia as Blackbirding South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships and sold to the highest bidder to cut cane on sugar

  • Title: Blackbird
  • Author: David Crookes
  • ISBN: 2940011150371
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Nook
  • The early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery, known in Australia as Blackbirding South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships and sold to the highest bidder to cut cane on sugar plantations Beautiful young Kiri, destined for slavery is rescued by half breed Ben Luk But racial prejudice runs high in the colony and Kiri and Ben struggle against ruthThe early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery, known in Australia as Blackbirding South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships and sold to the highest bidder to cut cane on sugar plantations Beautiful young Kiri, destined for slavery is rescued by half breed Ben Luk But racial prejudice runs high in the colony and Kiri and Ben struggle against ruthless, unforgiving enemies

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    1. "I suppose there are isolated cases where the Kanakas don't fully understand all the details, but you must realize, we really are doing them a great favor by bringing them here, away from their lives of sloth, and giving themthe (sic) chance to perform honest, character-building labor."This novel focuses on events in Queensland, Australia in the late 1880's. The colony is growing by leaps and bounds, but cheap *labor* is needed to keep things running, and a healthy profit can be made by blackbir [...]


    2. ‘Something was wrong.’Between 1863 and 1904, over 60,000 Melanesian islanders became indentured labourers in the colony of Queensland, Australia. The process was known as ‘blackbirding’, and most of the workers were effectively slaves. The methods of blackbirding varied: while some labourers were apparently willing to be taken to Australia for work, many were tricked and others were kidnapped.This novel is set in during that period in colonial Queensland and Kiri is a beautiful young vic [...]


    3. As far as historical fiction goes, this book was just OK. I've read several books dealing with the slave trades and the injustices suffered by both brown and yellow skinned people. It takes a great author to bring those stories to life and draw the reader in and truly identify with the characters. At times while reading this story, I felt a bit lost. I didn't really identify with or fall in love with any one character. I reluctantly accepted Ben and Kiri in the end as there was no build up to th [...]


    4. I really enjoyed this book and I liked the fact that I learned about Australia's history, which I basically never learned about in school in the U.S. The different storylines kept me wanting to keep reading and it was difficult to stay away from the book in order to do the things that needed to be done. I read the book on my Kindle and the version, I had was badly formatted paragraph-wise and had several words running together at times. The writer has mentioned that a corrected version has repla [...]


    5. I really enjoyed this book. Very well written and it kept me interested the whole way through. Unfortunately I really don’t know much about Australian history, (even though I was born and bred here) so I would be curious to know whether a lot of the circumstances were actually fact or fiction. I recommend this book to all Aussie’s!


    6. I really enjoy David Crookes. He writes a lot of historical fiction about Australia, and I love the vivid pictures he paints. Once again, this was very well written, and things resolved themselves naturally. Nothing abrupt, just made sense. Of course, things don't always end well in real life, but since it needed a happy ending, I'm satisfied with the way it did.


    7. I have honestly never read a book that took so much effort to get intoI wanted to love this story but there were way too many useless and uninteresting details about places and occurrences that overshadowed the lives of the characters depicted in the story.I was nearly half way through the book before it started to pick up and even then it was just okay!


    8. Amazing story revolving around the Australian shipping industry in the late 1800's. Ships were commissioned to go to outlying islands and bring back black natives to be sold into slavery. The story begins with the capture of a young, black native girl who is brought to the mainland and sold to a brothel. Prejudices, greed and high society rules bring twists and turns throughout the book.


    9. Great historical fictionI enjoyed this story. The characters were well portrayed. I learned much of the Australian history as pertaining to the slave trade of the time. And the development of businesses involving shipping and naval protectorates.




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