Book #3 The Secret History Series

The Secret of the Black Bushranger (The Secret History Series, #3)

by Jackie French

On Sale: 23/01/2017


About the Book

The third book in a series that explores Australia's secret histories

By the 1790s, orphaned Barney Bean finally has his own farm in the early NSW colony. All his dreams are coming true!

Black Caesar claims he is an ex-slave who vowed to be free. Or is he a laughing villain, a trickster who plans to terrorise the colony?

Should Barney help him? Or does he risk losing everything - including his life?

In this third title in The Secret Histories series, award-winning author and Children's Laureate Jackie French has researched the life of little-known John Black Caesar, who was Australia's first recorded bushranger.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732299453
  • ISBN 10: 0732299454
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 23/01/2017
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 7 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / General


Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

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