Benedict Lovelace and the Travelling Show
by Jeff Hopkins
Benedict Lovelace engages 19-year-old Tommy Turkin to do some rat catching, renovations, and recruiting for his bold new ‘project’ - a travelling show. Tommy Turkin’s ‘Golden Boys’ train hard, swim well, and learn a host of new skills in Old Fremantle without really knowing what their role is going to be.
In early 1898, they travel to Kalgoorlie, but not everyone looks forward to their arrival!