Journey To Eureka
Once again Kerry Greenwood's mastery of both history and story telling is combined into a fantastic book for all ages.
Published in 2005, Ms. Greenwood takes the reader on the journey of a boy from Great Britain to Australia and the volatile goldfields of Ballarat.
Beginning with his sea voyage, the reader is able to experience, through the authors vivid descriptions, the lengthy ocean travel, arrival and then the long journey ahead of new immigrants before their final destination is reached.
After finding Ballarat and those who went ahead to prepare a home, Llew Jones discovers through casual conversations and whispered secrets the impending explosion that became The Eureka Stockade.
Far from glorifying the fighting, Kerry Greenwood places the reader within the smoke-filled confines as a witness to the bloody battle that saw fatalities on both sides.
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