Everything you need to understand or teach Remembering Babylon by David Malouf.
The story begins with a strange man walking out of the Australian wilderness, or bush, into an English settlement in the early 1860's. The settlers are suspicious of the visitor. Even though he proves he is in fact, English, he was raised by black natives and is therefore viewed by some as untrustworthy. The man, Gemmy, speaks limited English and makes some notable friends in the settlement.
The McIvor family decides to take in the visitor. The father, Jock, although reluctant at first, does grow to like Gemmy. The oldest daughter Janet also has a strong bond with him. The "adopted" cousin, Lachlan, who does not get along well with Janet, also has a friendship with Gemmy and acts as his protector.
The minister, Mr. Frazer, finds that Gemmy's knowledge is invaluable in his botany work and they work to categorize the various kinds of plants and fruits...
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