Loveday is one of Thornhill’s neighbors on the Hawkesbury. Like Smasher, Spider, and Sagitty, Loveday despises the natives. Claiming he was once speared in the hip by a native, Loveday spreads exaggerated stories of the natives’ violence and engages in cruel acts of retaliation against them. When Smasher brings a native’s head to Thornhill’s one night, Loveday suggests they pickle it.
Loveday Character Timeline in The Secret River
The timeline below shows where the character Loveday appears in The Secret River. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3: A Clearing in the Forest
Part 5: Drawing a Line
...his way to the lit hut, where he finds Sal entertaining Smasher, Mrs. Herring, Sagitty, Loveday, Blackwood, and another neighbor. When Thornhill enters, Sagitty and Smasher tell him about Spider: while... (full context)
Part 6: The Secret River
Part 6: Mr. Thornhill's Villa