Two Squatters: The Lives of George Playne and Daniel Jennings

Martin Playne’s book illustrates the value of examining in detail the lives of individuals during the boisterous years of early settlement and the gold rush between 1839 and 1854 using genealogical research techniques. It is lavishly illustrated with 85 maps, plans and images.

Two Squatters was awarded second place in the Don Grant Award for the best Australian Historical Biography with a Family History Focus. The award was announced on 31 May at a luncheon organised by the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies in Melbourne.

Read more about the book on the author’s website.