The Secret River

At the end it appears that WIlliam and Sal have realised all that they set out to do. They are successful, rich, and lead a life they could have never dreamed of back in London. However, their beautiful, grand new house isn't quite right and Sal's garden

Sal's garden did grow one thing: red geraniums. The rest of the plants withered. This is a form of symbolism.

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The red geraniums symbolize the blood of the Aborigines slaughted in order to attain their dream.


The Secret River