After crossing the Blue Mountains (1813) a light came into Gregory Blaxland’s life and he was given a son (1817). The boy grew strong and went into the wilderness with cattle – into the Burnett River country – where he was killed in 1850, leaving his own son, who he named after his father’s friend, Sir Joseph Banks. But no-one told little Joseph who he was or how he came.
In the same year, 1850, an ancient family fell down in Devon, leaving five year old Francis – who also came to the Burnett River without telling anyone who he was.
His son Fred becomes The Immigrant’s Child – who grew up and married Joseph’s daughter Mary Lillian.
This is their story.
Published 2011. 234 pages, illustrated paperback.
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