The Hidden

Written by Ron Bunney


Thrown out of home by his penny-pinching stepmother, Matt flees Fremantle aboard a boat, only to be bullied and brutalised by the bosun. Called a ‘half-caste bastard’, Jess is part of neither the white world of her father, nor the black world of her dead mother’s people. Lost and alone, she is haunted and hunted. Both are on the run and in hiding, but how long can they keep their feelings for each other hidden? Perhaps together they can escape the past and learn to trust again.


Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2001)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2001)

ISBN 9781863682886 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Young Adult
Award Winning
Pages 208
Publication Year 2000
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Ron bunney

    Ron Bunney

    Ron Bunney was born in Geraldton, Western Australia. Early in his writing career he worked on a number of series for children’s television, including Falcon Island, before publishing several successful titles for teenage readers. Ron died in 2006. Read more