Port Robe is an Australian historical novel set in the 1800's at Port Robe, at Guichen Bay in southeast, South Australia. Unfolding events will focus the Province’s attention on Port Robe. Harrison (Harry) Medcroft, Sub-Collector of Customs for the Guichen Bay District is unknowingly in the ‘box seat’ and will become a crucial player in the events.
In January 1857 the arrival of a sailing ship at Port Robe stirs the small township of Robe Town into frantic action. The tall ship is flying a British flag. It moves into deep water off the end of the jetties and lets down its anchors. The decks are crowded with passengers!
As the news spreads the people of Robe Town hurry to see the sight. These are no ordinary passengers! They all have moon shaped faces,are all dressed alike and have long pigtails. They are wearing long-sleeved blue tunics and long, black, wide bottom pants. It is hard to make out individuals as they all look alike! Is the ship loaded with women?
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