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The Old Black Stump
     

The Old Black Stump

by Stephen Faulds
 

The lizard tribes of the Canning River Wetlands, worship Thuwun the creator of all life. They practise their faith through the moon rituals and the making of mandalas.
Where the Canning River sweeps around the eastern edge of Ferndale Flats, there stands a giant Flooded Gum called Raven Tree. On the swamp ground between the tree and the river stands a burnt tree

Overview

The lizard tribes of the Canning River Wetlands, worship Thuwun the creator of all life. They practise their faith through the moon rituals and the making of mandalas.
Where the Canning River sweeps around the eastern edge of Ferndale Flats, there stands a giant Flooded Gum called Raven Tree. On the swamp ground between the tree and the river stands a burnt tree stump. The Wril tribe of Raven Tree are the custodians of the Old Black Stump where the moon rituals are practised. Jik a young skink of the tribe seeks truth beyond religion and ritual. He journeys through the wetlands, where he encounters tribes of different faiths and creeds and discovers love, hatred, ignorance and wisdom.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011490231
Publisher:
Stephen Faulds
Publication date:
08/24/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
524 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen Faulds is an English teacher at a Perth high school with many years experience teaching both English and Drama. He has written seven novels and published numerous poems, short stories and articles. He has written many short scripts, which have been performed by students at both primary and secondary level. His play Seatown was performed at The Blue Room theatre in 2007 and has been published by The Australian Script Centre. He has a web site featuring his writing, photography and artwork. He recently wrote a sequel to Seatown with the assistance of an ARTSWA writing grant. His work is featured on a web site at www.stephenfaulds.com which is archived at the State Library of WA Writer’s notebook http://stephenfaulds.wikispaces.com/

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