I have a passion for history. Not the stale history in the school curriculum books but the live history as passed down though generations of a family who have cherished and preserved their heritage.
Post and rail fences and old drays have me purring with joy to see. I only know of half a dozen in all my Australian travels. I'm sure there are more. These totally nail-free constructions are well over a century old. This one is at New Italy in the north east coast of NSW.
New Italy, is a great place for food buffs and history lovers it is just off the Pacific Highway, 12 km south of Woodburn.
These Italians were basically 'boat people.' They left their old country over a century ago to come to an Island continent near New Guinea and begin a new life. They arrived in Australia at a time when Visas and entry permits were unheard of and needed to be granted permission to stay. The ten Italian families settled this area near Woodburn and made fine wine and silk, began a school and called this area, New Italy.
The museum tells the history of their journey here by ship and the early settlement in Australia. It is interesting learning the history of these resilient people who made Australia their home and added so much to our culture.
Excellent food, coffee, clean amenities and plenty of parking for the caravan make this a pleasant place to break the journey.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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