Nicola Chrichton-Brown: Deltroit and the Valley of Hillas Creek

Susan Crennan


Deltroit and the Valley of Hillas Creek: A Social and Environmental History
by Nicola Crichton-Brown
Melbourne Books, $45 hb, 315 pp, 9781877096235


Deltroit (pronounced del-troy) is an exceptionally fine pastoral property and homestead in the Riverina – ‘pastoral’ in the Australian sense, with drovers, not shepherds, and the furies of fire, flood, and drought never far from mind, notwithstanding a privileged life in magnificent surroundings:

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Susan Crennan

Susan Crennan

Susan Crennan is a Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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