About the Book
By following James’ story, Dane wants people to better understand what life was like as a convict, how important convicts were to the new colony and the Australian culture. To contribute to knowledge about convicts and to discover more about James’ heritage.
How did living in England and their subsequent experience shape them and despite their challenges, foster creation of a fair and inclusive country? It is all the more remarkable that they were being transported for opposing British cultural ideals. Convicts were exiled, but we need to exalt them for helping create this wonderful country we now live.
How did the convicts upbringing and eventual transportation lead to their fundamental role in creating one of the world’s most democratic and culturally diverse nations?
Rather than being embarrassed by our convict heritage because our colony was built by a bunch of criminals, let’s all exalt the convicts for not getting angry and upset about being exiled halfway around the world, but seeing it as an opportunity to create the country that they always wanted to live in.
Features & Details
Dane McCormack was born and raised in Tasmania. He escaped to the mainland to pursue his career and has worked as a Business Transformation specialist for several of the worlds biggest companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and KPMG. His love of writing was reawakened as he explored how he survived and thrived through a recent cancer journey. After being given 24hours to live several times and losing his long term memories, he set out on a mighty quest to find them and wrote his autobiography. It emphasised just how important history is, because it made him who he was, which helped him survive and thrive. It left him determined to leave a legacy for his family. He’s now sharing his stories, to help others dealing with tough times. He is also exploring history in more detail by writing a book about his great great great grandfather as a legacy for his mother and a book about the company his dad worked for, as a legacy to his dad.