'What is the sailor's secret about the treasure of Australia's colony?
'The second book in a series that explores little-known history about Australia's fascinating past.
'Barney Bean is keen to make his fortune and he hears a secret; a sailor's secret about the treasure of the colony.
'But how can chasing whales make you rich? Is adventure at sea worth leaving everything he loves?
'Written by award-winning author Jackie French and superbly illustrated by Mark Wilson, this second book in The Secret Histories series explores how the early colony survived with the wealth from whaling, a little-known secret from Australia's past.' (Publication summary)