Michael Beashel

Author of The Sandstone Trilogy


If you’re interested in “get-even” stories within a vivid background of early Sydney and the development of its built form, then you’ll find them here.

There’s issues of ‘character altering’ revenge, career development, fierce matriarchal protection and young women in charge— predating their modern equivalents. The style and language attempted is crisp, down to earth, clear and robust. The tone is realistic, gritty in the building industry vernacular.

Mid-19th Century Sydney seen through a builder’s “prism” filled with gold, power, family intrigue and drama.