by Garry Boyd
Lola Catrell is a young woman who journeys to the Gulgong Goldfields in 1871 to act as tutor for 8 year old Prue. The booming goldfields township is vividly brought to life as Lola befriends Dylan, a Welsh miner and a larrikin Irishman. She battles the ruthless stepfather, a scheming paedophile and corruption that is rife within the town. Her journey begins in Sydney, her life begins in Gulgong.