By Judy Nunn
Van Diemen's Land was once an island of stark contrasts: a harsh penal colony, an English idyll for its gentry, and an island so wealthy in normal assets it was once a profiteer's paradise.
Its capital, Hobart city, had its contrasts too: the rich elite of their sandstone mansions, the exploited terrible within the infamous Wapping slum, and the criminals who haunted the dockside taverns. Hobart city used to be no position for the meek.
Tiger males is the tale of Silas Stanford, a prosperous Englishman; Mick O'Callaghan, an Irishman at the run; and Jefferson Powell, an idealistic American political prisoner. it's also the tale of the robust, proud ladies who enjoyed them, and of the youngsters they bore who rose to energy within the cutthroat global of overseas trade.
From the pen of grasp storyteller Judy Nunn comes a sweeping saga of 3 households who lived via Tasmania's golden period and the start of Federation after which watched with delight as their sons marched off to struggle for King and kingdom.
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Tiger Men by Judy Nunn