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Published under two titles.
The 1830s were desperate times of hopeless poverty and unemployment in Britain. The mechanisation of farms and factories had cast thousands out of work. Rioting were not uncommon.
Daniel Imlach and three fellow rioters are convicted of burning hayricks and transported to Van Diemen's Land for seven years. Daniel sails on the ill-fated George 111 that wrecks just sixty miles from Hobart Town in April 1835.
Daniel survives the shipwreck and reaches Hobart Town where he is assigned work with a coach-builder.
This book is a work of fiction based on actual events. The wreck of the George 111 in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in 1835 with the loss of 133 lives, mostly convicts, was the worst shipping disaster ever to strike Van Diemen's Land during the convict era.