Not being sure if I would be interested in reading about someone else's family history, I have to say I was captivated. Beautifully written, I was within the pages living the same Times. I am so interested in Australia's history. Because we are a little over 200 years young it seems more real to me. The atrocities cast upon some of the unfortunate in their endeavour to build a Country would have been dreadful. They certainly worked hard and died young. I have always been very grateful to all concerned, because they are the ones that created Australia and gave us a decent way of life. I wish more people appreciated their hard work.
The careful connection between England and the very new colony gave a insightful understanding of how attitudes and values held so dear in the old country began to fall apart and change for the better. The description was graphic and enhanced reader appreciation.