Derek.H. Hindle, the author was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, and emigrated with his wife and family to Hobart Tasmania in 1966. It was when searching his wife’s ancestry that he came upon the story of Sophia, Captain Kelly’s Daughter, whom he found was married to one of his wife’s distant relatives. As he searched he became more fascinated with her and her family and actually met some of her present day descendants. Hence, much of the background of this story came into being. He hopes that you too might enjoy getting to know Sophia, Captain Kelly’s Daughter.
Sophia - Captain Kelly's Daughter
by Derek Hindle
Sophia – Captain Kelly’s Daughter is a fascinating romantic novel based on the true life story of the famous explorer and adventurer’s eldest surviving daughter. It shows how her life was dramatically changed by the death of her mother Elizabeth Kelly in 1831, due to the demanding responsibilities that fell upon her, in caring for Captain Kelly’s younger children.
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