Step back in time to the early 1800's. 'Transported - a Pioneer's Story'' is a book of Australian historical fiction - a mixture of extensively researched facts and vivid story writing.
The facts are documented. 'Transported' brings to life the sights, smells and emotions of a century when the poor were so downtrodden thieving became their way of life. Caught, convicted and used as slave labour for their sins, these people became the nineteenth century founders of the white population in Australia.
A real life convict, George Smith was found guilty of stealing a watch in London. The book tells of his death sentence, pardon and his years as a pioneer prisoner, the first white man to survive in the unexplored New South Wales countryside.
This historical fiction novel conveys the starkness of George's day to day life in London, his imprisonment, and voyage to Sydney Town where he met the aboriginals whose land the white man increasingly occupied. Discover how he survived in a hostile environment and prospered in this new setting and how the early settlers lived without today's essentials. The story is told from George Smith's perspective.
George Smith was selected to move herds of cattle amongst the 'runs' of land to fatten them to feed Sydney Town's escalating population. It was during this time that he met and married an aboriginal woman with whom he had five children.
Sent from England to the burgeoning colony of New South Wales on the other side of the world, George Smith raised himself from poverty to become the wealthiest man in Dubbo.
George Smith assisted Charles Sturt's Expedition through unknown territory, helped in a murder hunt, owned a pub and purchased land in Dubbo where he settled. A street in Dubbo is named after him. In later life, George became well-known in the Dubbo area as Dusty Bob'. His descendants are numerous and some live in the district to this day.
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