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Dougy by James Moloney

Dougy (1993)

by James Moloney

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Dougy is the younger brother of the very talented Gracey, an aboriginal runner. Gracey is offered a scholarship at a prestigious Sydney boarding school so will soon be leaving the racially divided country town she has lived all her life. A simple accident escalates into a war, when the local white men blame the aboriginal men for the injuries on a white girl and suddenly Gracey & Dougy are fighting for their lives in a church hall, unbeknownst to them, the river has flooded and soon they will face a new threat as the flood waters rise.
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In memory of Douglas Collins who died in 1989 after collapsing during a game of rugby league
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When Dougy's sister Gracey is picked for the state athletics championships, not everybody in their small bush town in pleased. "Aborigines get special treatment, " some of the angry white people say. The championships change everything for Gracey and trigger dramatic events in the town too: black and white relations reach explosion point. The time is ripe for the mysterious Moodagudda to seek a victim ... In the end, its up to Dougy to save his family - and to prove himself. The first book in a trilogy which is completed by Gracey and Angela.… (more)

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