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The Peregrinations of Geordie Stubbs, Rogue John Tully

Geordie Stubbs has roamed the world getting into scrapes. He’s seen the trenches of World War I, the union wars of America’s industrial heartland and the rise of Nazism in Germany, and journeyed through revolutionary French Indochina and Singapore to wash up among the migrant labourers who built Australia’s post-war boom.

Now in Hobart Gaol accused of a shocking murder, he takes Dr Hetherington, the psychiatrist tasked with assessing his sanity, on a detailed tour of his varied career and the historical figures he met along the way.

Also in the room is stenographer Marjorie Sproule, who launches her own investigation to prove Geordie’s innocence. But with a media frenzy playing on fear and prejudice against Geordie’s colour, it’s a race against time. Geordie has lived through the great events of the first half of the 20th century – will his remarkable life end on the gallows?

John Tully About the author

John Tully is an Australian historian and novelist. He lives in the far south of Tasmania but lived and worked in Melbourne for 35 years. He grew up in Tasmanian hydro construction towns after emigrating with his parents as a child from the UK. He is a semi-retired academic but 'in another life' he earned his living as a rigger in construction and heavy industry. He is the author of numerous non-fiction publications including a short history of Cambodia and a social history of the world rubber industry.

Also by John Tully


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On an Alien Shore

Death is the Cool Night

Robbed of Every Blessing

Dark Clouds on the Mountain


The Devil's Milk: A Social History of Rubber

A Short History of Cambodia

Silvertown: the Lost Story of a Strike that Shook London and Helped Launch the Modern Labor Movement

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