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The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 7
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 7

ABOVE: Vespa Spare Parts Tawell took a moment to register that the pause was for his benefit. He nodded his consent. ‘Here is what I propose. You will sell me some furniture, Robert, that you’ve brought from England of late, and donate the proceeds to Mr Tawell here. Of course, you will be compensated.’ Robert […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 6
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 6

He stopped smiling. If Fraser was amused, he was hiding it for the sake of his guest, who clearly wasn’t: Tawell really was the true Temperance killjoy it seemed. Robert pocketed the pipe and tobacco. ‘Maybe later,’ he said. The three sipped from their respective drinks, Robert and William tea, John water. ‘I suppose there’s […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 5
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 5

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 1 The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 2 The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 3 The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 4 ‘No,’ the other man said, leaning back, ‘I know I haven’t been very forthcoming, but you will have to forgive me my confidentiality a while longer. An explanation will come, I […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 4
The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 4

‘He was in The Cove for a few months, a while ago, said he’d put on a man on down at his farm to look to his flock. Then he was spending days at a a time getting Billy Blue to take him back and forth all over the harbour. Got so it was nigh […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 3

‘Won’t it rot by the time you get to England?’ ‘Well, I’ll have to store it in alcohol, it’s true, but I can get that and a jar from Doctor Wells easily enough.’ Fraser looked over Robert’s shoulder to the Commander’s assistant. ‘And what of the Governor? Doesn’t he object?’ ‘Why should he? Some of […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 2

‘Pleased to meet ye, Mr Fraser.’ ‘And you, sir.’ ‘I can’t recall seeing you in Ryan’s Place before.’ ‘No,’ Fraser conceded, ‘tonight is the first time, but I’ve been out of the Cove for a little while now. Nearly a year.’ ‘And what brings ye here tonight?’ ‘Well, if you mean the Cove, then its […]

The Clan Fraser Commission: Part 1

The tavern was cosy, sure enough, but rough as befits a colonial venture of its kind. It was one of many servicing the fifteen hundred colonists of Sydney Cove, Robert McInnes had been to them all, and this one, generally known as Ryan’s Place, was his favourite. That’s why he’d made it the venue for […]

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