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15 January 2014


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Captivating, poignant and brilliant. I hope the rest of the novel is found. It should be required reading for all Australians (let alone the schoolkids), for whom this sad reality of colonial history is ignored.

The small man captured by the blackbirders was a Toki or Tokwai, one of the little people of the forest with magical powers.

The idea of a Tokwai being carried down to the Queensland canefields is intriguing.

I wish we could read the rest of Charlie's novel.

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