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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Islands of Gold
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'The year is 1796, and three and a half years have passed since Captain Lightfoot and his crew helped restore justice and peace to Tonga. It is time for them to return to their colony in New Holland, and then on to Mother England.

'But fate plays strange tricks in this vast ocean, even on the true of heart, and Lightfoot and his Polynesian crew find themselves facing an old enemy.

'Meanwhile, far off in the Torres Strait, a Dutch East India merchant ship is wrecked on an uncharted reef. When the captain and officers are murdered by the mutinous crew, a fortune in gold and jewels locked away in the ship's belly goes up for grabs.

'As fate brings these two crews together, Lightfoot, Sevesi, Hurley and Hiki will encounter the ruthless Company men, warring Aborigines, brutal Portuguese authorities and man-eating crocodiles. With the odds stacked against them, will the crew of the Royal make it out alive?

'Islands of Gold is a mesmerising tale of greed, betrayal, gold and violence set in a world of savage beauty.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Lords of the Pacific and Islands of Gold share some of the same characters.
  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to the real Nathan Hurley (Isles) who left us much too soon. You may be gone, mate, but never will you be forgotten.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Grant Hyde – Author Interview 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , March 2011;
An Action-Packed Adventure Michael Popple , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 February 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Islands of Gold Grant Hyde , 2011 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 January 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Islands of Gold Grant Hyde , 2011 single work novel
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 January 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Islands of Gold Grant Hyde , 2011 single work novel
An Action-Packed Adventure Michael Popple , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 February 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Islands of Gold Grant Hyde , 2011 single work novel
Grant Hyde – Author Interview 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , March 2011;
Last amended 20 Jun 2011 07:57:09
Settings:
  • South Pacific, Pacific Region,
  • Torres Strait Islands, Queensland,
  • 1796
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