It’s a long way from a small southern German village to a farm in New South Wales, but in 1889 Anna Werner sets off alone on a foolish mission, to search for her son who has disappeared in Australia. From Hamburg to the exuberance of the ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ of the 1800s and the immigrant life of the Riverina German farming community of Jindera, Anna discovers as much about herself as she does about the thriving country she encounters.
“In Search of Anna” is based on a true story. VALERIE VOLK is the descendent of a Jindera blacksmith who owned a shop in the main street for over 50 years. She is an award winning, much published writer of poetry, verse novels and short fiction.
We think this is the only novel that has ever been explicitly set in Jindera! And what a incredible opportunity to get a sense of what this world was like, from a master wordsmith .