The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

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May 2011, no. 331

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

Reviewed by
May 2011, no. 331

In 1967, eleven schoolgirls and their teacher take a field trip to the public gardens in Sydney. There, Miss Renshaw and her young charges meet the teacher’s friend and possible paramour – a gardener and a poet. The charismatic Morgan takes them to a nearby wet, low-roofed cave, ostensibly to see some sacred Dreamtime paintings. The girls are both giddy and alarmed at this unauthorised excursion, but are warned of its secretive nature. After a brief exploration the girls retreat to the rocky shore, leaving Miss Renshaw and Morgan behind in the cave, never to be seen again.

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