Matilda, My Darling by Nigel Krauth
First published 1983; cover shown is the 1984 George Allen & Unwin paperback edition. Cover art by Brian D. Roberts. 219p.
A joint winner of the 1982 Australian/Vogel Literary Award, Matilda, My Darling is set amid the turmoil and tension of shearer's strike of the 1890s. It features private detective Hammond Niall and his travelling companion, poet Banjo Patterson.