A social history with a difference – it boldly goes where social history has never gone before. Rescued from the forgotten pages of early newspapers are the true stories of adventurers such as Owen Suffolk, the poetic highwayman; Sam Poo, the Chinese bushranger; the disgrace and trial in the 1890s of the Speaker of the House; the flight of the Premier when his financial juggling failed to save his own bank; grimĀ  goldfields murders, piracy in Melbourne Harbour and poisonings in distant London Town. With black and white photographs and illustrations.