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Tony Matthews
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Synopsis
Chilling Stories from our Pioneering Past

Imagine what it would be like to be trapped deep underground, surrounded by nothing but rock and a fortune in gold, but also to have no way out — no hope of survival. What would have been going through the mind of the SS Gothenburg’s captain when he realized that his beautiful ship — laden with gold, was heading straight for the bottom of the sea?

These extraordinary stories and many more are described vividly in Murder, Mystery & Massacre — Chilling Stories from our Pioneering Past.

There are astonishing stories of murder, shipwreck, lost treasure, disasters, intriguing mysteries and even real life ‘whodunits’ that will leave you gasping with surprise.

From the beautiful to the bizarre and from great sadness to great joy, Australian author Tony Matthews has brought to life a rich selection of astonishing true stories from the colourful and controversial days of early Australia.

Chapter 1 - Capture the Caledonia, QLD & NSW 1831
Chapter 2 - The Pine River Killings, QLD 1846
Chapter 3 - The Strange Disappearance of Benjamin Boyd, SOLOMAN ISLANDS 1851
Chapter 4 - From Gold Diggers to Pirates, VIC 1852
Chapter 5 - The Fever Ship Killer, VIC 1853
Chapter 6 - Tigers in Red Shirts, VIC 1853
Chapter 7 - The Fiery Fiery Star, 1865
Chapter 8 - The Attempted Assassination of the Under Colonial Secretary, QLD 1865
Chapter 9 - The Simon Zieman Whodunit, QLD 1971
Chapter 10 - The Gothenburg Disaster, QLD 1875
Chapter 11 - Justifiable Homicide, NEW GUINEA 1880
Chapter 12 - Disaster at Creswick, VIC 1882
Chapter 13 - The Killing of Bridget Rice, VIC 1884
Chapter 14 - The Ship Destined to Die, SOLOMAN ISLANDS 1885
Chapter 15 - The Hanging of Ellen Thompson, QLD 1887
Chapter 16 - Murder by Sacrifice, NSW 1887
Chapter 17 - Alive in a Tiny Coffin, QLD 1889
Chapter 18 - White Sailors Taste Good, NEW HEBRIDES 1890
Chapter 19 - Murder of the French Recluse, QLD 1890
Chapter 20 - The Golden Purse Killers, QLD 1894
Chapter 21 - Assassination at Burwood, NSW 1894
Chapter 22 - The Busy Gallow, QLD 1895
Chapter 23 - The Murderous Prospector, NSW 1896