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The Aboriginal Cameleer

Gordon Smith

In 1930's fictional Australian rural town of Willow Vale. Baddar, a wild hearted 7 years old, would tell you he is special. Because of his dual heritage (his father is the son of the last Afghan cameleer and his wife, Rose, an aboriginal woman, ) Baddar knew he was destined for more than his little town. Bored of small-town life and overwhelmed by childlike curiosity, his ancestor's tales of tribesmen and cameleers is all he needs to fuel his imagination. The story follows the adventures of 4 of the children from Willow Vale. Baddar and his sister Delari are special people. There are the children of the Muslim son of the last Afghan cameleer and his Christian wife, Rose, (an aboriginal who was raised by missionaries). Beddar (pronounced bed-are) is a typical 7-year boy. and is in grade 2 at Willow Vale Rural School. Beddar has a mischievous streak although he is what could be described as "the naughty little boy that every mother would fall in love with."Baddar is not sure if he wants to be known as an Afghan tribesman or an Aboriginal Cameleer. Realising that Baddar is confused by his duel heritage, the Charmchi family goes on a mini camel caravan with their Afghan grandfather. An accident happens, and Delari's leg is in a cast during a school exchange visit to the Bulling Beach School.While at Bulling Beach, Freda is bitten by a poisonous sea creature and is in a coma for several days.Everything goes back to normal until a bushfire threatens Willow Vale. Eventually, Baddar and Billy save the lives of a railway crew that had been caught up in the bush fire.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Sep 11st, 2021
  • Pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.76in - 1.08lb
  • EAN: 9798474936260
  • Categories: Australia & New Zealand - General