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In 1824 Captain Patrick Logan of the British Army's 57th Regiment of Foot was chosen to be the commandant of the harsh new penal colony of Moreton Bay, the forerunner of Brisbane, the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, because he was thought to be of strong character and impeccable credentials. He was by official reports, a very successful overseer of the fledgling settlement, and may be said to be the father of Brisbane. Yet his charges, the incorrigible old lags - convicts with repeat offences - saw him as a heartless tyrant who routinely ordered unconscionable punishments. He met with a grisly, mysterious end. Was it related to his treatment of convicts? Local author John Tilston takes us on a journey to discover the true character of the man behind so many myths.
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|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.33(d)|
About the Author
John Tilston is a freelance writer and journalist who has worked for a range of notable news organisations, including Dow Jones, the Australian Financial Review, Investors Chronicle, The Sunday Times and Business Day. He has written six books including The Ghosts of Great Zimbabwe; Bull Market: the rise and fall of Australian Stock Exchanges; Churchill's Mole Hunt; and Meanjin to Brisvegas: Snapshots of Brisbane's journey from colonial backwater to new world city.