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  • Eucalyptus | Murray Bail

    Eucalyptus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Murray Bail
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    (10)
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    (8)
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    On a country property a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land. When Ellen is nineteen her father announces his decision: she will marry the man who can name all the species of eucalypt, down to the last tree. Suitors emerge from all corners, including the formidable, straight-backed Mr Cave, world expert on the varieties of eucalypt.

    cate edwards says: "A joy to listen"
  • Eucalyptus | Murray Bail

    Eucalyptus

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Murray Bail
    • Narrated By Robert Menzies
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A man called Holland, living on a remote estate in New South Wales, planted on his land a collection of all eucalyptus trees known to man. He then set, for his beautiful and only daughter Ellen, one of those traps essential to fairy tales: only a man who could correctly name each tree in his vast collection could have her hand in marriage. On a country property a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land.

    Katrina says: "this is not an unabridged version"
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