Travelling back through Ireland’s ancient and medieval past, the author discovers his clan – a family of earth tillers and maids, subservient to Anglo-Irish landlords courtesy of Oliver Cromwell’s dark reign of terror. They lived through The Great Irish Famine, when over one million souls perished and well over another million emigrated to escape poverty, persecution or death. Famine became the clan’s catalyst to seek new lives in The Great South Land.
A gripping chronology of real life stories set in Ireland and Australia, as seven siblings emigrate to Sydney, Moreton Bay and the diggings before joining the world’s last great gold rush; The Klondike Stampede in Canada. Trauma, romance and adventure intertwine with world wars, secret societies and the law as six generations of a clan help shape Australia.