By Lois Shepheard
Steeped in learn and laced with the magic of folklore and the secret of The Sight, a present – or even, curse – of visions handed alongside the generations, Black McIntosh to Gold is a completely ripened cultural event of the ancestors.
This dependent and dramatic historical past bargains a transparent window into the beginning of Australia. It provides voice to the country’s founders, to decided males, ladies and youngsters who got here to Australia hoping for chance and a greater life.
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