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The all-important diary date for the debut of Tom Hurstbourne or A Squatter’s Life is Sunday 28 February 2010, marking 150 years since the author, John Clavering Wood, set foot in Sydney, and a century since his death in Melbourne.

The launch will be hosted by the Brisbane History Group, and will take place at the Mercy Heritage Centre, All Hallows’ School, 547 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Doing the honours for this previously unpublished nineteenth century Queensland novel, will be retired High Court judge and author, Ian Callinan AC QC.

Beginning at 12.30pm, the afternoon will include a series of talks, as well as afternoon tea and tours of the Mercy Heritage Centre. For more information, please contact the Brisbane History Group on 07 3351 6371 or email: bhg–@–brisbanehistory.asn.au. (take out the dashes).

Tom Hurstbourne or A Squatter’s Life will be published by Boolarong Press.

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