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I spent my entire life in Australia with the conviction that it was a mistake, that my correct place was elsewhere, located on a map with German names.
-- Bachhuber (Narration) (Part 1, Chapter 2)

Importance: In this line of narration, Bachhuber communicates his desire to live someplace other than Australia. He makes a reference to his supposedly German heritage. However, this moment ironically foreshadows the eventual revelation that Bachhuber is actually Aboriginal in descent and that he has lived his life completely disconnected from his heritage.

This was a first. I could have cried [with joy].
-- Irene (Narration) (Part 1, Chapter 3)

Importance: Irene makes this statement in narration after Titch rejects Dan's offer of the propeller. Irene is expressing the fact that she has never seen Titch stand up to her father before, and she is quite happy to see Titch do so. Unfortunately, Titch soon falls back into his pattern of being deeply and consistently deferential to his father.

When Mrs. Bobs...
-- Bachhuber (Narration) (Part 1, Chapter 6)

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