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Our latest book tells story of Thomas and Eliza, the family they raise and the enterprises they create to survive and prosper. He is a blacksmith, a publican, a timber miller and a farmer. Above all, his hotel, the “Sydney”, and land investments are the tangible realities that he holds onto and ultimately prove to be the salvation of his family. The family grows to maturity in Woodend but the restless spirit in Thomas reaches out and explores possibilities in Kyneton, Mt Macedon, Bendigo and Melbourne.