The story of a man caught in turbulent times
William Harvey is a farm labourer. He is one of the best labourers on the Dumont estate and hopes to continue there indefinitely.
He marries Harriet who has a child. William has high hopes for the child and when his livelihood is threatened during the Industrial Revolution he joins the Swing rioters.
He is convicted and transported to Van Diemen’s Land to serve time farming there. He returns to his family in England only to find that the situation there has changed so emigrates to the new colony of South Australia.
Specs:240x170mm, 212 pages, Paperback