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The Currency Lads by Peter Yeldham
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really liked it

The currency lads and lasses are the next generation after convicts. Surprisingly they found themselves in much better positions because of their upbringing. eg owners of boats at 20 years old.

I enjoyed this look into Australian history that I did not know existed. The rich class of business owners wanted cheap labor (slaves/convicts) to work their businesses. A ship was despatched from England, but the people refused to let it land in a free Sydney town.
This was an aspect of our history I did not know.

An enjoyable book with characters you grew to love.
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Reading Progress

June 12, 2012 – Started Reading
June 12, 2012 – Shelved
June 21, 2012 – Finished Reading

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