Firmly placed in the historical adventure genre, Mangadoo follows the
story of George Nolan. Transported as a convict to Western Australia at a
young age, George serves out his sentence by working on a property near
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He is determined to find the truth behind his unjust conviction and, upon
gaining his freedom, sets off on an adventure that takes him to the
Roebourne area. Many events unfold. These involve, among other things,
horse theft and a plot to overthrow the colonial establishment in order
to create a Fenian stronghold in the northwest of WA.
"The story hurtles along, driven by plenty of action and a range of
characters including adventurous young men, various military types and
even a crazed, bloodthirsty American Indian.
It’s a good yarn, and has something to say about Western Australia’s
early colonial days. Its strength is in the narrative, which is certainly
well thought out and very lively."