A plane crashes in the vast Australian outback, & the only survivors are 2 American children. Mary & Peter set out on foot & are saved by a chance meeting with an Aboriginal boy on walkabout, who teaches them to find food & water but whom Mary can't bring herself to trust. Though on the surface Walkabout is an adventure story, darker themes lie just beneath.
Waltzing Matilda: The Secret History of Australia's Favourite Song
Joshua Connor sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish - to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons & bury them in consecrated ground. He discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When he makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: If Art is alive, why hasn't he come home? The novel focuses on the battles of Australians & Turks as they struggle to bury their dead & rebuild their lives.