Watt, Peter, 1949-

The silent frontier / Peter Watt. - Sydney : Macmillan, Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006. - 369 pages ; 24 cm.

Novel. "Between the open plains of the Australian colonies and the deadly forests of a Maori war an impossible love fights to survive"--Cover.

Lachlan, John and Phoebe MacDonald, three young children tragically separated after the massacre at the Ballarat goldfields, try to make their way in a world filled with poverty and war. John is determined to find his lost siblings and works hard to make a name for himself. A business partnership leads to riches and rewards that he never dreamed of. Lachlan has always known what it is to struggle for survival. But even a life of bare knuckle fighting and destitution cannot prepare him for the war he finds himself in against the Maori of New Zealand, nor the feelings he has for his commanding officer's sister...

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Man-woman relationships--New Zealand--Fiction.
Maori (New Zealand people)--Wars--Fiction.
Gold mines and mining--History--Australia--Fiction.
Brothers and sisters--Fiction.

Australia--History--19th Century--Fiction.
New Zealand--History--New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872--Fiction.
New Zealand--History--New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847--Fiction.

Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.