The story behind the story.


         Commencing life as an Irish political prisoner the main character of this true story continues his battles with authority across three continents and through three important phases of history. The story based on new research, brings together major events from; convict life in Australia, the gold rush period of Victoria and the Californian gold rush. The story includes Australia’s first ever Gold Escort Robbery, one of the greatest mysteries of the sea, corporal punishment and execution, convict poetry, police corruption and criminal enterprise. The characters involved in the story are truly international and include an infamous pirate and a supposed American Civil War hero. This unique and amazing story will challenge the reader to contemplate mankind’s treatment of his fellow man and what is an appropriate way to respond to abusive authority.


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After reading the book return to this site and find out how the author pieced together all the clues to create one of the most amazing and true stories ever told.