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By D. Manning Richards

Adventurous and opportunistic, Scottish marine Lieutenant Nathaniel Armstrong is accountable for convicts on certainly one of 11 ships despatched in 1787 on a dangerous voyage from England to the opposite facet of the realm to set up a British penal colony. He lusts after fiery Irish convict Moira O’Keeffe and surprises himself while he falls in love together with her. jointly they approximately starve in Sydney Cove whereas studying to farm the tough land and care for the Aborigines, whose lot is sickness and unequal conflict. Armstrong descendants deny their convict background and oppose the chinese language who come for the gold rush. 3 Fong brothers undergo violence and melancholy as they struggle to forge a spot for themselves. Duncan Armstrong, wealthy and robust, is helping cross the White Australia coverage in 1901 to maintain out the chinese language, whereas his cousin Eleanor works for women’s suffrage and a “fair pass” for the Aborigines.

Impeccably researched, this gripping dramatization of the real background of Sydney, Australia, is drawn from the writings of Australian leaders, squaddies, explorers, and settlers. Richards has mined Australian background for its action-adventure and utilized his incomparable storytelling talents for a robust, fast moving learn. The sequel novel a present OF SYDNEY, to be had in December 2013, will proceed the tale of the Armstrongs and Fongs, and upload the Hudson Aboriginal family members, finishing with the summer season Olympic video games held in Sydney within the 12 months 2000.

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