This dramatic political novel features a cast of rogues, opportunists and idealists set against a background of corruption, strikes and union bashing in Queensland in the 1920s.
Jack O’Leary, my grandfather, was a pioneering activist member of the Australian Railways Union (ARU) in Queensland in the 1920s. Jack’s union, now the RTBU, provided invaluable support throughout the research undertaken to create this book.
Yenohan's Legacy (2013)
In between writing drafts of Union Jack, I wrote this manuscript set in the High Country of what is now Namadgi National Park.
The idea for the novel was born during a weekend work party with members of the Kosciuszko Huts Association (I have since become a member) restoring Westerman's Homestead at Mt. Clear.