Golden Valley Marjorie Gadd
The Valley challenges everything the Johnstones thought they knew about social status, work, race and family – but teaches them how to be themselves.
For Malcolm, the new job with the Huon Council is a chance to build his idea of success: respectable job, nice house, pretty wife and two well-brought-up children.
Marion, putting her past behind her, is firmly of the same mind – but can she find a way to keep her marriage without losing herself completely?
Robert, desperate for his father’s love, must find his own way to be the person he wants to be.
Louise is shocked by the rough-and-tumble of the schoolyard and drifts through life, until she makes a decision that will nearly destroy her and split the family asunder.
Set amid the social changes of the 1960s, Golden Valley is a warts-and-all portrait of southern Tasmanian life, written with intimate knowledge, insight and much love.
Marjorie Gadd About the author
Marjorie Gadd is a teacher, musician and writer.
She is co-founder of the Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble and the Huon Heritage Ensemble, two groups dedicated to the propagation and revival of traditional Tasmanian country dance music.
She was principal writer in the multi-media productions Jane Franklin – an Examined Life and FIRE, a history of the 1967 Tasmanian bushfires.
As a sixth-generation Tasmanian and long-time resident of Southern Tasmania, she has a vital interest in Tasmania’s unique and evolving culture.