THE BOOKS

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Native Companions

Presenting life as it may have been in a bygone era, Native Companions gives readers a glimpse of traditional indigenous life through a fictional narrative. Many Dreamtime Mysteries are solved, while further questions are raised about the past. The odyssey is filled with surprise, adventure, romance, deceit, laughter and tears; projecting a philosophical insight into their culture. The book is organized into six parts, peppered throughout with 24 illustrations created by the author; adding visual appeal to this unique novel. To keep the reader logically connected to the story, each section includes a list of skin and tribal names related to the particular segment of the saga. A comprehensive index of traditional language and tribal families is included at the back.

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Along the Waterways

In the second book of Dreamtime Mysteries, author Jenni Barnett creates a theme based on possibility. Australian aborigines have an equivalent IQ to any other race of humans, proven by the boomerang theory of propulsion. Therefore, anything was possible within the realms of progress, dependent on the availability of resources. After all, these people had this land to themselves for millennia, and because there were not cloven-hoof animals to harness for transport, there was no wheel. They designed water transport; why not other methods of harnessing the elements? How do we know they never produced an inventive genius?

Fiction of fact? Form your own opinion when you read.

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Return to Eternity

Return to Eternity, book three of the Dreamtime Mysteries trilogy, is a time circle of events, where Rex Graham, part-Aboriginal anthropology student, continues his journey of discovery into his lost past. His grandmother, Granelda Booran Bancroft was caretaker of both sides of his maternal history. Native Companions and Along the Waterways encompassed the pre European history of the Booran tribe, whose territory was at Yaraan Grove, powerful stories that contributed to his doctorate thesis.

His final dissertation requires research into Aboriginal communities and their integration into European society. Rex procrastinates over completing the research, due to a gap in his own people’s history. When he discovers old family records stored in his deceased grandmother’s archives, the student is inspired by the missing link to his grandfather’s history.

Rex and his girlfriend become an item, and Psychologist, Dr Audrey Murphey produces her own fascinating history that was interlinked within the passages of their distant ancestry. Between the two young academics, solutions unfold for many unresolved Dreamtime Mysteries.

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