The Last Station by Nicole Alexander is set in the early 1900s in rural New South Wales.
The Dalhunty Family are fighting hard to hold on to their station. The station has been in the family for decades and was once very prestigious and profitable. There was a strong family pride in the quality of the wool that they sent to South Australia, but over time things have changed. Sections of land have been sold off, and the number of sheep has dwindled.
The family do what they can to keep hold of their remaining land, slowly selling anything of value.
As the eldest son, Julian dreams of a better life, and he knows that the station will never give him the life he longs for, but the expectation is that he will take over from his father. He will live out his days just as his father and his father before him have done.
Julian’s mother returns from Sydney, where she had gone to visit her dying sister. She does not return alone, but brings a young man named Ethan, who in her heart is a replacement for Davey, her son who tragically died. Ethan does his best to fit in and tries to be accepted by the family.
But the day that the paddle-steamer ‘Lady Matilda’ is due to arrive provides an opportunity for him to cut his losses. This is the day that will change everything as one action leads to a chain of events that set both Ethan and Julian on a life changing adventure.
I was really delighted in The Last Station. I wanted everything to work out for the best for each and every family member as I felt like I understood them all.
I found this book very easy to read.
Copy courtesy of Penguin
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