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MOBI ↠ DOC White Spirit 9780473372279 ã LANCE MORCAN ã Based on the remarkable true story of Irish convict John Graham WHITE SPIRIT is an epic historical adventure set in 19th Century Australia After escaping from the notorious Moreton Bay Penal Settlement Graham finds refuge with the Kabi a tribe of Aborigines whoAm and his legion of pursuers as well as the Irishman's adopted Aboriginal family are all forced to navigate a multi faceted rescue mission The precarious rendezvous is made all the dangerous by Helen Marsden's ethically driven meddling that often outwits the men involvedWHITE SPIRIT is not only based on arguably the great Australian true story a sweeping tale that encapsulates all the nuances of the southern continent's uniue history it also provides readers with detailed insights into the tribal life of First Australian Aboriginal peopl I have this huge thing for adventure stories The perils the better I always say So when I heard incidentally about this awesome sounding fella named John Graham whose story is told in the doorstopper that I am hereby reviewing I immediately knew that I had to read this book And boy am I ever glad that I did This is probably the grittiest adventure story that I have ever had the honor to read It is well known that Australia famous for its weird and dangerous wildlife and stunning sights started out as a penal colony and it is against this rough violent background that the real life saga of John Graham a nineteenth century Irish convict is set Thus the book is not for the faint of heart being filled with often gruesome scenes of whippings and other such punishments The opening description of an Aboriginal hunting a big red kangaroo is something that could make sueamish readers flinch This massive tome screams for a Rated R movie or TV version Personally I think Tom Hardy would make an excellent John Graham But there is also a wealth of priceless probably otherwise unavailable information about the lives of Aboriginal people particularly the Kabi those with whom John forms a very strong and inspiring bond upon escaping his English captors and there is also a great romance with Helen Marsden the daughter of the captain of Moreton Bay the harsh penal colony where a large part of the story takes place The sheer amount of dangerous situations that Graham gets through makes me think of this book as the Australian version of The Revenant Where it shines the most though in my view is in its portrayal of John's relationship with the Kabi tribe It is very easy to create stereotypical images of any native culture but thankfully this book is well researched enough to avoid this common temptation and the Kabi are portrayed with great respect I was particularly fond of Mamba Murrowdooling and Carravanty the wife and children of the Aboriginal hunter who is the first character to make his appearance in the book What connection there is between said hunter and John I will leave readers to discover This is definitely one of my favorite historical novels of all time and I feel as though reading it made me a better person Ten stars out of five for an epic read Though I was provided with a review copy by Mr Morcan the views herein are my own and I state it with great pride

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Based on the remarkable true story of Irish convict John Graham WHITE SPIRIT is an epic historical adventure set in 19th Century Australia After escaping from the notorious Moreton Bay Penal Settlement Graham finds refuge with the Kabi a tribe of Aborigines who eventually accept him as one of their own Attempts to recapture Graham are orchestrated by a variety of contrasting characters working for the all pervasive British Empire They include Moreton Bay's tyrannical opium addicted commandant Lord Cheetham the dashing yet warlike Lieutena Moilow husbandfather Aborigine had a great day He had killed Big Red enough to help feed the village Kabi tribe Aborigine PPLGabirri hunter Turo Gabirri’s BMF hunter had also contributed their fair share to the village feastMirritji Senior elder by tradition always gets the 1stbest choice of the daily kill to eat Mamba is Moilow’s wifemother of their 2 boys Murrowdooling 8 Carravanty 4Horror in the Kabi tribe the next day Moilow Turo had been killed by the rival Noonuccal enemy tribe19th Century Australia Pacific Ocean Britain’s Moreton Bay Penal Settlement MBPSLieutenant Desmond Hogan English was using Barega Joondaburri tribe aka the tracker skills to track convicts who had escaped were on the run Commandant Lord Bertram “Bertie” Cheetham MBPS opium addict was well known for his harsh punishment treatment of prisonersBeyond Repatriation was the term the British used for the escapees The Hoogley 3 masted schooner was used to transport prisoners Condition’s aboard it were not much betterJohn Graham 28 Dundalk Louth County Irish Noel Thomas Leith Donavan 45 65 Tim Brady 45 Cornishman ringleader Frank Patterson 23 cockney were 5 of the many convicts being transported Captain Thomas Tom Marsden 40 MBPS was in charge of the everyday goings on at the prison settlement His family is Missus Vera Marsden wifemother Helen Marsden 19 daughtersister Matthew Marsden 11 sonbrother Lucy maid Orana uandamooka Aborigine maid Barega’s concubine Corporal Angus Davies English Private Johnathan Withers went to get Bertie so he could gander at the convicts Leith died upon arrival A crocodile waited in the river as his body was thrown overboard The uandamooka tribe Parramatta Aborigines looked on at awe at the prisoners Sergeant Charlie Benson Redcoat was there to greet them also There were now 238 convicts Lieutenant Desmond Hogan Barega arrived dragging Frank Patterson 23 cockney behind a horse He is Orana’s lover Seamus O’Neill Irish Pat Kennedy Luke Donavan Sean O’Driscoll Angus McPherson Scotland Leith Donavan returnee Noel John were all on the incoming convict listPaddy O’Donnell Dan Green English greeted the bunchAngus Dan got into it Not real sure who got the worst of the outcome?What would happen with John Mamba f? Would Helen get married to Lieutenant Desmond?Murrowdooling now of age would undergo the Kabi tribe’s initiation rites Would Barega ever give up his chase for John?What of the lives of Lieutenant Desmond Hogan Commandant Lord Bertram “Bertie” Cheetham Captain Thomas Tom Marsden Missus Vera Marsden wifemother Helen Marsden 27 daughtersister Matthew Marsden 19 sonbrother? Would the battles continue between the Kabi tribe uansamooka tribe Wanjuri tribe Ngadjonjii tribe Nootka clan Noosa clan Gureng tribe? Or would there be peace among them someday? What did the 10151833 The Sydney Gazette newspaper edition headlines read?greensaid pg 1304 O’Shealooked pg 2111 johncouldn’t pg 4339I think this book could have been made a trilogy It was way too long I am not gonna knock off points for that This has to be my #1 for book of 2016 A must read I did not receive any type of compensation for reading reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers authors I am under no obligation to write a positive review Only an honest one A very awesome book cover great font writing style Wow a very well written 19th Century down under historical fiction adventure book It was very easy for me to readfollow from startfinish never a dull moment There were no grammartypo errors nor any repetitive or out of line seuence sentences Lots of exciting scenarios with several twiststurns a huge set of uniue characters to keep track of This could also make another great Australian outback adventure movie animated cartoon history class PP presentation or better yet a mini TV series A very easy rating of 5 stars Thank you for the free Goodreads; Sterling Gate Books; Digital Services LLC; book Tony Parsons MSW Washburn

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White SpiritNt Hogan native tracker Barega and the penal settlement's captain Tom Marsden Marsden's young daughter Helen a progressive lady ahead of her time who is both an egalitarian and a feminist boldly inserts herself into the clash between the Irish convict her father and Moreton Bay's other iron fisted rulers Helen complicates things further when she finds herself in a Pride and Prejudice style love triangle with men on opposite sides of the conflictWhen Scottish woman Eliza Fraser is found shipwrecked and close to death in Kabi territory Grah one of the best novels I have ever read I'm hoping there will be a movie made