Up The Country A Saga Of Pioneering Days
Recounts the experiences of the Mazeres, Pooles, and Brennans, three Australian pioneer families, in the 1840s and 1850s
Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin was born in Talbingo in central New South Wales, in 1879. Her parents belonged to the "Squattocracy" - Europeans who lived off the land because they were the only ones there, but had no land rights. She wrote her first novel in her teens - My Brilliant Career -and it was hailed as the 'first great Australian novel', it could only be written by someone who lived and breathed Australian life.