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'Blueback' by Tim Winton

January 9, 2023

Blueback Tim Winton

An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia’s best-loved authors and AMCS patron, Tim Winton.

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he’s ever seen.

When Abel’s mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, but can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time?

The book has now been transformed into a film starring Mia Wasikowska, Radha Mitchell, Eric Bana and Ilsa Fogg – Blueback goes on general release in Australia on New Years Day, 2023. Abel’s role has been changed to Abby in the film.


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Tim Winton, beloved Australian author, is our Patron. You can purchase this book through our AMCS Shop, as all proceeds go directly to our critical work to protect Australia’s precious ocean wildlife.