Author(s): Michael Torres
An exciting adventure set in the rugged Kimberley region, Dead Mans Gold draws on the legends of the Australian outback, featuring treasure hunting, droving, gold prospecting and ghosts. Billy Stone rides out one morning, headed for the cattle muster at Black Hills Station, but a stop at the waterhole in No-Mans Gorge leads to some startling discoveries. A skeleton, a silver pistol and a treasure map take Billy on a wild ride full of twists and turns. Dead Mans Gold is the story of an Aboriginal drover whose respect for the dead is richly rewarded and helps him uncover a secret that has been buried for years.Earthy illustrations using mixed media including watercolour, pencil and ink help tell the story, and bridge the gap between childrens picture books and upper primary readers.