Welcome

This is a simple site to bring together all my various bits and pieces. The  interesting bits are in the menus. The images at the top of the site are from postcards I have.  

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First page: The Hunting Ground

THE HUNTING GROUND Chapter 1 Jim. It was going to rain. I knew this not just from the nimbus cloud that hung over us, but the wind, the very wind that set my coat billowing and my hat scuttling across the paddock, that wind carried the stench of rain. Given the briskness of that wind,…

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First page: Dead and Buried

DEAD AND BURIED Van Diemen’s Land, 1827 My name is William Dwyer. I am a constable at Hobart Town. On the morning of the fifth of November, I was in the taproom of the Duke of Wellington when I saw a crowd coming down the street, following, as best I could tell, a man with…

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First page: Bail Up!

BAIL UP Chapter 1 The sun threw long shadows onto the road, striping the dirt with the narrow trunks of the trees. Dan crouched, waiting, listening for the sounds of wheels and hooves pounding that dirt. The land about was quiet, as if the weight of morning dulled sounds. There, the warble of a magpie,…

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