The Last Muster

The Last Muster is at once an exciting tale and an exploration of complex issues. There is plenty of action and suspense, wild horses, musters and getting lost, but The Last Muster is about much more. It shows the complexities of land rights and ownership of story.

Jandamarra (a real man used by Norrington in the book with the permission of the Banuba people), is an Aboriginal fugitive who hid out on the station a century before. For the white family, the man was a threat and an outlaw - to the Aboriginal family he was a freedom fighter.

Again Norrington explores the complexities of the coexistence and clashes of European and Aboriginal cultures. Each new title reveals more of her story-weaving skills.