An Irresistible Temptation

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Set against the backdrop of a particularly divisive period in colonial New South Wales, Australia, this sensational story recounts the scandal that centered on the alluring convict Jane New and her role in the public vilification of Governor Ralph Darling and the elevation of William Charles Wentworth from journalist and public figure to the colony’s master political operator.


Carol Baxter is a fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and one of the country's leading genealogical researchers, who has written extensively in the area of Australian colonial history.