Three Sheets to the Wind

How a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was. When Campbell & Clark, Scottish merchants based in India, dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly renamed the Sydney Cove to the colony of NSW in 1797, they were hoping to […]

The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter

Just after Christmas 1803, convict William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the six-foot-five former soldier near death. Believing he was a lost kinsman returned from the dead, […]