Freedom to Be Equal

It was a fateful time in Australia’s history. Thousands of men, some with wives and families, swarmed to the goldfields of Ballarat, Victoria. People of different classes and ethnic backgrounds mingled, creating the beginnings of an egalitarian society. Beautiful auburn-haired Rebecca Webster and the dashing Doctor Joshua O’Reilly were destined for each other, but it would take some time before Joshua could forgive the Webster family and Rebecca could bear the thought of leaving her beloved country. The ill-fated Eureka Stockade is the exciting backdrop to this fascinating love story.

  • Title: Freedom to Be Equal
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2016
  • Book format: E-book
  • ISBN: 9780995444201
  • Available on Amazon

Helene McCarthy

Helene McCarthy has two university degrees, after beginning her studies at the age of 48 years. As an Army wife for many years, Helene lived with her husband and family in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, as well as in all the eastern states of Australia. She and her husband have travelled to many places in Australia, giving Helene the opportunity to take thousands of photographs. She has been a swimming instructor and a remedial tutor. She has published two books: “Voices of Dementia Carers” (Jabiru Publishing 2015 ); and “A Quiet Hero”. Helene has four children and eleven grandchildren, and now lives in Cairns, north Queensland.