CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale'

Based on the true story of a schooner bound for North Queensland in 1864 wih a load of sawn lumber and wrecked in a cyclone. The crew escape in a crude boat built from the lumber, but are eventually captured by a tribe of wild Aborigines.Enslaved, all except the Captain survive their harsh treatment. Befriended by a small tribe of friendly pygmies who assist them to eventully escape to freedom. More

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Words: 45,850
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465854117
About Richard G Tomkies

Former journalist and entrepreneur Richard Tomkies traveled the world and immigrated to Canada and lived briefly in the United States where he has many connections. Now residing in the northern tropical part of Australia where he spends most of his time researching and writing books. His first book, "Cannibals' Gold" first published in 2000 and after being reprinted a number of times was rewritten and added to and is in it's 5th Edition, becoming a best seller. It even came to the attention of a TV producer who has stated that the story would make a great mini series.
The fourth,"Aussie Outback Yarns" is a book of short stories, many of which are humorous and mostly factual, although some may have been stretched a little in the telling - but they all make for great reading! More books have since been added, including a two non fiction books, - "Captured...The True Story of the Crew of the Ill-Fated Schooner, Nightingale" and "True Stories of Early Australia," both of which are being very well received by their readers. One of his latest of ten books to date is "The Witchdoctor's Curse," which is a full length historical novel, complete with photos applicable to the story and set in Outback Australia. This book has now been published as an e-Book. The latest e-Book is "Shak. The Fascinating True Story of a Former Drug Dealer and 'Most-Wanted' Criminal " The author is always pleased to hear from his many readers and appreciates their critiques. Simply email him at:- silver_connect@bigpond.com or visit his website www.aussiebooksite.com

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