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Red Jack and the Ragged                            Thirteen

Australia in the 1880s. Divided into neat, legal squares in the south-east. Windswept and brown in the centre. Wild in the north.
A new breed of settler was pushing out into the frontier, into the last bastions of the black nations. Horsemen, prospectors and speculators, riding a new, independent spirit, forged in the Eureka Stockade, and hardened through a tough, physical life.
This is the story of Red Jack and Ragged Thirteen, researched and written by Australian author Greg Barron. Told in weekly parts starting April 15, 2018.

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