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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Fantasy / Epic
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Fethafoot Chronicles
  • Series Number:5
  • Pages:35

The Fethafoot Chronicles

The Vanishing: the Rainbow Serpent’s Dance

by Pemulwuy Weeatunga

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Overview

Australia, early 1800s: For more than 165 years the disappearance of the explorer Ludwig Leichardt, has remained unsolved. On his second exploration in April of 1848, in the company of five white men, two Aboriginal guides, seven horses, 20 mules and 50 bullocks, he left the Darling Downs in southern Queensland bound for Western Australia. Shortly after, the entire party vanished without trace. From out of those terrifying and harsh times for our own people: the Australian Aboriginal – the Heart-rock people - the following Fethafoot chronicle reveals the tale of that same journey, through their ancient eyes.

Description

My Clan’s name and its mysteries, have been kept out of public knowledge and history in my homeland of Australia. It’s the way The Clan work. To achieve their goals, secrecy is a prerequisite to safeguard the work and people. I, am what some in the Clan call the favoured, because I now have the power - via the written word, to ensure that our efforts are remembered: and not just by the Clan, or those few they have made themselves known to. For the first time in our extensive, oral history, we have a means to reveal the long and intriguing history of our covert Clan to other Australians; to the many new people’s who now call this majestic land home – and to the modern world at large. If you were born in Australia, you may have even heard such stories told around campfires and family meals: about the Australian Aboriginal magic man – or Kadaicha, as our Clan were named by our people many years ago. We call ourselves: The Fethafoot.

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