Echo in the Memory

By Cameron Nunn

What if memories never die? An evocative Australian YA novel about family, place, and how history has a way of weaving itself into our present.

What if memories never die? When fifteen-year-old Will is sent away to stay with his grandparents in rural New South Wales, he finds the isolated farm strangely familiar; except the memories he’s channelling are not his own. But whose are they? And why does his grandfather share the same haunting link? As two stories unfold, nearly 200 years apart, two boys exiled to what feels like the end of the earth struggle to find their identities and voices in the face of abandonment and tragedy. A page-turning YA novel that explores the darker moments of our convict past and how they resonate today.

  • Featuring two intersecting stories -- one set in 1829 to 30 (told in the first person) and the other contemporary (told in the third person).
  • Cameron Nunn meticulously researched Echo in the Memory using sources including court records and transcripts of interviews with young convicts.
  • This novel is targeted at Year 9 and 10 students as a class novel, supported by comprehensive teacher notes based on the Australian Curriculum outcomes.

About the author

Cameron Nunn is an English and History teacher in Western Sydney, where he lives with his wife Belinda. He has a PhD from Macquarie University in child convicts and was awarded the NSW Premier’s History teacher’s scholarship to research child convicts in the archives in London. Echo in the Memory is the result of that research. Cameron’s first novel, Shadows in the Mirror is also available from Walker Books.

ISBN: 9781760653118
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia
Release Date: June 2, 2021
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 368pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
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