The Secret River Setting

Kate Grenville
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New South Wales

New South Wales was the place in Australia where prisoners from England were transported. It was considered a prison in itself. It was the place to which William Thornhill and his family were transported after he was arrested for theft.

Christ Church

Christ Church is the place where Thornhill had his earliest memory. His mother showed him the snarling lions in front of the church. She’d been punished for trying to touch these lions and had nightmares about them when she was sick. After Sal and Thornhill were old enough they would spend time in the cemetery behind the church.

Swan Lane

Swan Lane was the street in London on which the house where Sal and her parents lived was located.

Mermaid Court

Mermaid Court was the place where Thornhill and his family lived when he was growing up.

Newgate Yard

Newgate Yard was the...

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