The Swagman Saga

A Colonial Myth

by M.A. Hill



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 504
ISBN : 9781796004007
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 504
ISBN : 9781796004014

About the Book

THE SWAGMAN SAGA is an Australian colonial myth of the vagrant archetype traveling through time and over the landscapes of the Great South Land.

From the convict settlement in Port Jaxson, to an epic trek across the continent with his magic swag and The Old Grey Mare, to the founding of Freemanport in Western New Holland.

Counterpointing his story is that of Matilda, born of a line of Cornish witches who bear the magic trunk which binds the destiny of all the characters.

The Swagman, Tai Foon the Golem Chinese Warrior, Biddi and Yanda their Aboriginal friends, and the antagonist - a terrible agent of Law and Order, The Nemesis of Witches, Captain Sharman, a shape-changer riding a carnivorous black steed.

The Swagman and the Witch create a new life together, founding a nation that embraces people from all the lands on earth.

About the Author

M.A. Hill was born once upon a time in Tasmania, lives near Fremantle Western Australia. She is an award winning writer, playwright, poet, and artist - working in paint, textiles, and clay.

A blue water sailor and activist for the marine environment, her journey is one of survival that has taken her on trackless voyages where few have ventured.

In her work she strives for a better world.

As Annie Hill Otness, she has published –
Collected poetry, Dream Beaches Invisible Landscapes;
Vision Books - inspirational works illustrated with original paintings on silk.

Talismans - 'anything whose presence exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings or actions.' Source:

As M.A. Hill she is the author and illustrator of The Travellers Trilogy.

Visit TALISMANS: Annie HIll Otness/ M.A. Hill: or; to enjoy more of her work.