On a property in New South Wales, a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen.
As years pass and Ellen grows into a beautiful young woman, her father announces his decision: she will marry the first man who can name all the species of the eucalypt, down to the last tree.
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W 1999 Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific
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