The Light Horse Ghost
Iris is a teenage girl in Boulder Kalgoorlie Western Australia when her father returns from the Light Horse. She faces hardship and poverty but has a valiant desire to be a writer. Her mother struggles with her returned serviceman husband’s drinking and lack of employment.
A new Australian novel about the return of the Light Horse in 1918.
100 years since the tumultuous return!
This in Julie Janson’s second novel and is based on the family stories from West Australia.
It is 100 years since the return and time for a story about the women and families who struggled to survive back home.
Women had to care for their children and manage a tiny income while many returned servicemen had Post Traumatic Distress Syndrome. We recognise the bravery of the men and women of this era.
About the Author
Julie Janson is a playwright and novelist of Aboriginal descent, belonging to the Burruberongal clan of the Darug Nation of the Hawkesbury River, NSW.
Julie has had plays produced professionally in Australia, Indonesia and the United States of America. Her debut novel, The Crocodile Hotel was published in 2015.
Julie is also a senior researcher on the website A history of Aboriginal Sydney which was first published by the University of Sydney in 2014.