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Queensland 1860. An empire built on sugar. Far from his native Scotland, Andrew Johnstone had built his fortune on the back of dirt-cheap Kanaka labourers.His elder son, James, was haunted by the murder and rape of his young wife.Daughter Helga felt herself marooned on the plantation as she dreamed of fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe.While across the blue PacQueensland 1860. An empire built on sugar. Far from his native Scotland, Andrew Johnstone had built his fortune on the back of dirt-cheap Kanaka labourers.His elder son, James, was haunted by the murder and rape of his young wife.Daughter Helga felt herself marooned on the plantation as she dreamed of fame and fortune in the opera houses of Europe.While across the blue Pacific dipped the blackbirding schooners with their human cargo, skippered by captains who'd sail to Hell and back for the sake of a profit....

Title : Brown Sugar
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ISBN : 9780450053627
Format Type : Hardback
Number of Pages : 480 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Brown Sugar Reviews

  • Tricia Riley
    2018-11-01 16:25

    A fictionalised account of two real families living through a particularly shameful period of Queensland history - the kanaka trade.A pacific islander is blackbirded and sold as a labourer into the sugar industry. His story intertwines with the story of Andrew Johnstone, the sugar plantation owner (and who the Johnstone River is named after). Together it gives you an overview of the issues facing this section of Queensland at this point in time.Because I have family living in this region I found the book interesting. If you don't know anything about the sugar industry you may get lost in the constant references to sugar grades.It is a short read and an interesting one.

  • Barbra
    2018-10-18 21:33

    This book has also been published under the title of 'Brown Sugar'. Read a long time ago but from what I can remember it was an ok read.

  • Juanita
    2018-11-02 14:44

    A very interesting read.