WorldCat Identities

Shaw, Patricia 1928-

Works: 67 works in 643 publications in 9 languages and 5,220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Romance fiction  Biography  Sagas 
Roles: Author, Creator, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9619.3.S4815, 823
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patricia Shaw
River of the sun by Patricia Shaw( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two strikingly different women struggle to find fortune and love in Australia during the 1860s gold rush
The feather and the stone by Patricia Shaw( Book )

45 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a wild and untamed country, a woman searches for a place to call her own! Tragically orphaned at sea, cast adrift in an alien land, Sibell Delahunty applies for the post of secretary-companion to Charlotte Hamilton and undertakes the arduous journey to Black Wattle Station in the Northern Territory. The rigours of an isolated cattle station come as a shock to the gently brought-up English girl, who is viewed with suspicion by Charlotte's sons. Only Charlotte's own kindness makes life tolerable, helped, in time, by increasing interest from the unmarried son, Zack. When disaster deprives the station of its mistress, Sibell is forced to take charge and eventually earns the grudging respect of the family. She also discovers within herself an unsuspected strength and resilience. But the unforgiving land is not finished with Sibell yet. Her courage and endurance will be tested to the utmost before she can ever call her adopted country home!
Where the willows weep by Patricia Shaw( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850s, in Australia, a woman faces a dilemma. The man she loves is married and might never leave his wife. In the meantime she is penniless and a wealthy widower is proposing marriage. Keep waiting or marry? The background is a war against the Aborigines
Cry of the rain bird by Patricia Shaw( Book )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of romance and adventure on a sugar plantation in Australia. It begins when the new owner moves in with his wife and sister-in-law. The wife is attracted to the dashing plantation manager while the sister-in-law has an affair with the owner. By the author of Where the Willows Weep
Fires of fortune by Patricia Shaw( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A half-caste in Australia's outback must chose between love and revenge. When a white doctor refuses to treat his mother and she dies, Ben Beckman embarks on a campaign of revenge, then he meets Phoebe, the doctor's daughter. By the author of Where Willows Weep
Storm bay by Patricia Shaw( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once the pride of the British East fleet, the Veritas has fallen on hard times. She is not a transport ship, her cargo prisoners of the Crown, her destination the penal settlement of Van Diemen's Land, now know as Tasmaina, the southernmost State of Australian. Pastor Bob Cookson tries to offer solace to the convicts on board, but is shocked to discover most of them have committed only trivial offences. He suspects a conspiracy to empty British prisions, but finds a more sinister motive at work..."--Pusblisher
The five winds by Patricia Shaw( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the luxurious liner CHINA BELLE sails into the waters of the South Pacific, its passengers have little idea of the tragedy that awaits them. Among them are Mal Willoughby, returning to his native land with his Chinese wife Jun Lien. The crew, led by First Officer Jake Tussup, mutinies off the coast of Australia, taking the passengers hostage. When the ordeal is over, Mal's wife is dead. He vows to track down the killers, a journey which takes him from the exotic mountains of China, to the new town of Cairns, and on to the squalid goldfields
On Emerald Downs by Patricia Shaw( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after he took shelter with the Queensland Aborigines, Jack Drew - an escaped convict - decides to return to civilization. He finds his views on aboriginals and convicts at odds with the society he now lives in, and he is horrified when forced to
Valley of lagoons by Patricia Shaw( Book )

50 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of the pioneering men and women who pushed back the frontiers of Australia
A cross of stars by Patricia Shaw( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in German and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Decades of hard work have made Austin Broderick a rich man. His sheep station, Springfield, is one of the largest in Australia and the good relations between the native Aborigines and the Brodericks have made it one of the most peaceful. Now Austin must face the prospect of losing a large proportion of his land at the hands of Parliament. His only hope is his son Harry and the young man's influence as a Brisbane politician ..."--Back cover
The glittering fields by Patricia Shaw( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the tragic death of their father, Clem Price and his sister Alice take over the running of Lancoorie sheep station in Western Australia. Despite his youth and inexperience, Clem is determined to see the farm prosper. When wealthy Dr Carty suggests that Clem marry his daughter Thora, Clem cannot afford to refuse the handsome dowry she will bring. And although he knows that Thora is carrying another man's child, he is enchanted by his beautiful young bride. Yet Thora proves to be flighty and demanding, disappointed that her husband is not as wealthy as she had imagined. Desperate to please her, Clem joins the goldrush to Kalgoorlie to seek his fortune. But his prolonged absence enrages Thora further and, despite Alice's warnings, she travels to Perth to find her husband. Her dramatic reunion with Clem is to have shocking consequences from which those involved might never recover." -- BOOK JACKET
The dream seekers by Patricia Shaw( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As soon as Hans-Albert Ritter arrives in Bundaberg to take on his role as pastor for a settlement of German emigrants, its not long before trouble starts brewing in the community. Can this be the end of their dreams so soon?
Waiting for the thunder by Patricia Shaw( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australien um 1900. Während die Konflikte mit den Aborigines den Farmern im Outback das Leben schwer machen, spitzt sich im Haus des reichen Händlers William Oatley die familiäre Situation auf pikante Weise zu. Sohn Myles, der nach einem Aufenthalt in Europa zurückgekehrt ist, hat sich in die deutlich jüngere zweite Frau seines Vaters verliebt. In die sich daraus ergebenden Ereignisse werden auch Lucy Hamilton, Myles' Verlobte, und ihre Familie verwickelt. - Unterhaltungs- und Liebesroman mit abenteuerlichem Hintergrund
The opal seekers by Patricia Shaw( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patricia Shaw's vivid new saga is a dramatic tale of conflict and tragedy set against a backdrop of the opal mining industry in Australia
Orchid bay by Patricia Shaw( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the young governess Emile Tissington is approached by happy-go-lucky Mal Willoughby in the streets of Brisbane, Australia, her proper English upbringing prevents her from encouraging conversation. But, later, another chance meeting with Mal will involve her in controversy of murder and intrigue that will ruin her reputation. For just as the friendship blossoms, Mal is threatened with hanging for a crime he didn't commit and hunted by the police, he turns to Emile, his only friend. Their journey into the unknown has surprising consequences
Mango Hill by Patricia Shaw( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ruthless aristocrat, Lord Jasin, and an Irish squatter, Pace, arrived in Australia with a hunger for land and a hatred for each other. Pace's pioneering spirit lives on through his three sons, John, Paul and Duke who find themselves at odds over their late mother Dolour's extraordinary will
Never paint a stranger by Patricia Shaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brother digger : the Sullivans 2nd AIF by Patricia Shaw( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mango hills by Patricia Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Traum der Schlange : Roman by Patricia Shaw( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Roman um die Menschen im Schmelztiegel Australiens. Ein junger Mischling muß Diskriminierung, Haß aber auch Liebe am eigenen Leib erfahren
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Cry of the rain bird
Alternative Names
Patricia Shaw Australian writer

Patricia Shaw australische Schriftstellerin

Patricia Shaw auteur uit Australië

Patricia Shaw escritora australiana

Shaw, Pat 1928-

Shaw, Patricia Veronica 1928-

Shaw, Veronica Patricia 1928-

Šova, Patrīcija 1928-

German (308)

English (120)

Polish (26)

Czech (16)

French (14)

Hungarian (3)

Slovak (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

The feather and the stoneWhere the willows weepCry of the rain birdFires of fortuneStorm bayThe five windsOn Emerald DownsValley of lagoons