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The Indentured Man [Kindle Edition]

Stephen Ward
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

William Gaze was born in 1801 in the small rural village of Churchdown Gloucestershire. In 1829 he became indentured to Thomas Peel, who set sail with a ship load of pioneer settlers to the newly founded Swan River Colony in Western Australia. Enduring hardships of unbelievable description he took his employer to court for non payment of wages and was freed of his indentures. In 1832, whilst preparing his plot of land for sowing, William was attacked by natives and brutally killed.
'The Indentured Man' tells the story of William Gaze's short but tragic life, set against the background of the Industrial Revolution and an individual's greed to exploit new land.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 363 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B12GNHU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #915,399 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Indentured Man 4 Mar. 2013
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I am thoroughly enjoying this book on my Kindle. I was born in Churchdown Gloucester, where the writer came from, in 1944 and, when married 45 years ago, only moved into the village where we still are now. Lots of locations are well known to me, and I know the graveyard at St Bartholomew's Church where both my Dad and Mum are buried. Myself and our two children also sang in the choir at St Bart's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stranger than fiction 7 July 2013
By Jimmy
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The Indentured Man --
This is an amazing story of a very ordinary man who found fame long after his traumatic death. Once I started this book I could't put it down.
Clearly a well researched novel and based on hard facts, it's difficult to tell fact from fiction. I felt the author had uncannily somehow managed to relive the life of his distant relative, albeit a short one.
The early pages recreate the charm of life in an English village in the 1830's and then quickly explode into the horrors of life on board a ship sailing to Australia.
Once there life didn't improve very much and the story has a sad ending when the hero is killed by the natives he tried to befriend.
I certainly rate this as a very good read and what a story for a TV doc-drama or a movie!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read. 7 Mar. 2013
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You always hear of everyone coming to Australia but never know why. He has well research on why he came out here and the journey out. The ship live you can only imagine what it would be like on the voyage out and he has describe it pretty close to what it could be like.
Well Worth a reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Indentured man 11 Jun. 2013
By Lindsey
I always enjoy a historical novel and this was no exception. An interesting story about one man's strive for a better life on the other side of the world. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the difficulties of settler's life and the hardships people had to face. Well worth a read.
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