To Plough Van Diemen's Land

General Fiction Historical

by Kev Richardson

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ISBN 978-1-59705-332-7   $6.00

ISBN 978-1-59705-700-4   $12.95

377 pages

cover art by: Kevin Richardson

Convicts despatched from Britain’s bulging gaols served out their sentences in an ancient land, wresting it from Aborigines, that it be turned over to agriculture and sheep grazing.

This episode tells of Letitia Munro’s descendants, their experiences, hardships, loves and heartbreaks as they unwittingly forge a new ethos.

Mostly illiterate and lacking skills, some failed at farming while others succeeded, unaware of the social taboos being woven into the fabric of the nation’s spawning culture.

When the sins of fathers become beholden on them as society values change, must they deny their very heritage?