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Viewing Entry - The lighthouse keepers (S15967)
by Scourfield, Stephen

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TitleThe lighthouse keepers : a novella
Author / Responsible partyScourfield, Stephen
GenreAustralian fiction.
TopicsAustralian fiction. Short stories.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


A dramatic story which draws on the intriguing history of homing pigeons used to bring back messages from Australian lighthouses. At a remote lighthouse perched on a rocky island, two isolated families become embroiled in a bitter dispute. But this intense human story only unfolds in the controlled quietness of a birdkeeper’s loft, as carrier pigeons return with messages from Long Rock. The Lighthouse Keepers tells the story of the homing pigeons which carried messages back from remote Australian lighthouses. And it portrays human weaknesses that can have the most devastating results.

Additional Information

System control numberS15967
NarratorStephen Scourfield
Narrator NameStephen Scourfield
Participant or performer noteStephen Scourfield
Narrators GenderMale narrator