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Shawline Publishing Group
20 September 2023
"IN 1840 ROBERT LANGLANDS, A YOUNG SCOTTISH MAN TOOK A HUGE STEP FOR LOVE AND LEFT HIS FAMILY TO EMBARK ON A ROMANTIC ESCAPADE ACROSS THE OCEAN... He shocked his family by deciding to pursue his lady friend who had been deported to Australia for a minor misdemeanour.

After arriving in Melbourne, Robert immediately set off to Sydney to ask his girlfriend, Agnes, to marry him.

Robert's brother, George and his wife Betsy, during his leave, and having fallen on hard times, had become interested in an offer to start a Post Office in Western Victoria.

So, they loaded their five children (including Ted's future grandmother Margaret, at age six) on board three bullock drays and set off to find a survey peg 300 miles away on the Wimmera River marked as ""A place to be called Horsham"".

Robert set up a foundry in Flinders St in 1841 which thrived and Horsham grew around the Langlands store.

The rest, as you will discover in this book, is wonderful history..."

Imprint:   Shawline Publishing Group
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781922993885
ISBN 10:   1922993883
Pages:   412
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ted is a retired farmer who grew up on the land working with his elderly father. Ted's childhood was filled with stories of the early days of Victoria and the families his father knew. He has spent the last thirty years writing the stories of these people, culminating in this, his latest work, The Langlands. Ted has a second book The Ormonds of Borriyalloak coming in 2024.

Reviews for The Langlands

"""An authentic telling of real life in a part of our history not to be forgotten... A wonderfully written and engaging book..."" Dillon, Readalot Magazine reviewer"

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