A Product of Their Time

by Wayne Ward



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/15/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 556
ISBN : 9781490780863
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 556
ISBN : 9781490780870

About the Book

A unique breed of men and women emerged from the latter part of the nineteenth century. Some risked their lives on the footropes of sailing ships, others rose to prominence in industry, politics and government. Many forged new lives in far-off lands, but all were joined by a common thread to grasp a rapidly changing world and claim a niche in history. Olaf Johansson sailed halfway around the world to find his destiny on the banks of a river of little significance when compared to the great waterways of the world, but for an arid continent a vital artery of commerce. Along its crumbling red clay banks and verdant redgum forests old penal colonies strove for nationhood, eventually achieving independence though never fully casting off the yoke of its old colonial master. A Product of Their Time is a saga of survival, men and women overcoming the brutal and iron-fisted rule of privilege, class and authority.

About the Author

Wayne Ward signed on his first ship at sixteen and walked down his last gangway forty-four years later. Married to the same enduring woman who reared their sons who would rise to be ships’ masters, far surpassing their able seaman father. A special wife and mother who endured a writer who claimed to be many things, absorbing his delusions and fantasies. Who travelled with a restless partner far off the measured scale of domesticity twelve times around the world, and somehow survived with sanity intact to reside in idyllic splendour with this would be literati on the Wangi Wangi shores of Lake Macquarie.