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"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn"
This novel is an exciting, colourful and humorous account of rural life in Australia in the mid nineteenth century. Englishmen who have come to Australia in search of a new life must overcome all the obstacles of settling in a new and unfamiliar land including natural disasters such as bushfires and droughts. There are also encounters with bushrangers and fights with the aborigines.
The novel was a bestseller when first published in 1859.