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The Family Conspiracy
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First edition
Author Joan Phipson
Country Austria
Language English
Genre Children's fiction
Publisher Angus and Robertson (Aus)
Constable (UK)
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 188pp
Preceded by The Boundary Riders 
Followed by Threat to the Barkers 

The Family Conspiracy (1962) is a novel for children by Australian author Joan Phipson; it was illustrated by Margaret Horder. It won the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1963.

Story outline

The Barker family run a sheep farm in the Central West of New South Wales. When Mrs Barker is diagnosed with a medical condition that requires hospitalisation the family children create a "conspiracy" to raise the money required for her treatment.


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