Pawky John: The Life and Times of a Colonial Publican. This meticulously researched, real-life account begins with the perilous journey of a migrant ship and traces the life and career of John Menzies, a Scottish mill-worker who became a publican in Brisbane, Australia, between 1862 and 1881. There are tales of larceny, murder and hard drinking; nights of celebrations and sporting victories; the travels of a Prince on a Vice-Regal visit; the scandal and politics of the town council; and the battles of rules between Australian football and Rugby. Surprising stories and images reveal the music, food, inventions, costume and mood of the times.

ISBN: 9780646808666
Author: Menzies Brian
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Dimension: 230mm X 150mm