THE GHOSTS TRILOGY

by Janis Balodis

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THE GHOSTS TRILOGY

by Janis Balodis

Written over a period of ten years from 1985, The Ghosts Trilogy follows the lives of a group of young Latvians who emigrate to North Queensland in 1948. The chronicle of their struggles over forty-five years is paralleled by the narrative detailing the unsuccessful journeys made by German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in Queensland in the years 1845-46.

Too Young For Ghosts
The first major Australian play to deal with post-war immigration, Too Young For Ghosts draws a parallel between the story of the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt and the arrival of a group of displaced persons from war-ravaged Europe. The first play in The Ghosts Trilogy.

No Going Back
The second play continues the intrigues of the group of young Latvians who emigrated to North Queensland in 1948.

My Father’s Father
The final play explores the relationships and experiences, over forty-five years, of the group of young Latvians who emigrated to North Queensland in 1948.

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