The Kincaid Saga
An Australian Novel
By Thomas Greenbank
This book is dedicated to my wife Linda, without whose encouragement (and occasional badgering) it might never have seen the light of day. Thank you for your love, patience, and unwavering support.
Copyright © 2020
This book is a work of fiction. The names, characters, places and incidents are products of the writer’s imagination or have been used fictitiously and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, actual events, locales or organisations is entirely coincidental except where used to add realism.
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No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the author except in the case of brief quotation embodied in critical articles and reviews.
(For those who are interested)
This story takes place in Western Australia over an approximately 30-year timeframe, starting in 1975. Notwithstanding the disclaimer above, many of the locations and events mentioned are based on fact. Indeed, even some individuals mentioned in passing existed then, and possibly still do today. The story, as written, is fictional.
Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is located in the south-west of the state. Kalgoorlie, where much of the action takes place, is around 400 kilometres north-east of Perth. The Nullagine region and Port Hedland are approximately 1350 kilometres to the north.
Gold mining has been a major part of the history and economy of Western Australia since white settlement. Over the years, many fortunes have been won and lost, and there have been numerous documented reports of clashes between the new settlers and the indigenous land-dwellers. Most did not bode well for the native inhabitants.
Thank you for choosing to read this book. Digest and enjoy.