In 1829 a boat was shipwrecked off Cape York, northern Australia. On wild stormy seas the survivors sailed and rowed 1300 miles to Timor. One of the survivors was a young Scottish doctor, Thomas Braidwood Wilson.
Dr Wilson made nine voyages as a naval surgeon on convict ships before settling down as a pioneer farmer in the southern highlands of NSW.
This is a fictionalised account of his amazing life and adventures and the contribution he made to the new colony of Australia.
Helen was born in Perth. She loves adventures and has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on a yacht and travelled by horseback through the Snowy Mountains. Her first book Birthing in Paradise contains stories and poems about her experiences, living in Arctic Canada and remote communities in Central Australia. Passions: Art, history, travel and writing. She lives in Albany, Western Australia. www.helenlaing.com.au