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Pacific Wanderland Publications

Pacific Wanderland Publications  Manages the works, publishing, and distribution for 

Sheila Hunter and Sara Powter

Historical Novels set in Colonial Sydney and Parramatta

 These books draw you into the realities of life as a convict, and remember they were not all bad. 

Step back in time and walk through history as though you were there. 

All the stories are complete. 

They do not finish with a cliffhanger where you need to read the next in the series. 

You can pick up any book and start reading,  as each story is a stand-alone. 

There are recurring characters, like Ned Grace, 

and each book gives another glimpse into his life. 

Charles and Sal Lockley are also frequently mentioned. 

I hope you love them like I do.

Top- The Jolly Sailor Inn, Parramatta.  

Bottom - Arms of Australia Inn, Emu Plains

Author Pages -  There are also book bundles in the shop. 

 Sara Powter 

The Lockleys of Parramatta (Series)

Unlikely Convict Ladies (Trilogy)

 Stand-alone novels 

More are coming...


Dancing to her Own Tune 

Sara's signed books

 online store. 

Sheila's books are unsigned. 



The Heather to The Hawkesbury

Reef Holiday

Published Works

Australian Historical Novels

A First Fleet Story (1788)

Gentle Annie Soames (2024)

The Hunter to Macquarie Trilogy (1795-1820)

When Upon Life’s Billows (2025)

Saddler’s Song (2025)

Tuppence to Pass (2025)

Unlikely Convict Ladies Trilogy (1792 - 1840s)

Dancing to her Own Tune

(co-authored by Sheila Hunter & Sara Powter)

Amelia’s Tears

A Lady in Irons

The Lockleys of Parramatta (1800-1900)

Hands Upon the Anvil

Out Where the Brolgas Dance

Diamonds in the Dirt

The Earl’s Shadow

Once a Jolly Swagman

Jonty’s Journey

The Convict Birthstain Collection (1830s -1840s)

No More, My Love

The Vine Weaver

Scotch at The Rocks {companion to The Vine Weaver}

Waiting at the Sliprails

Convict Shadows of the Past 

In Defence of Her Honour (2024)

I Can’t Stop Tomorrow (2024)

Madeline’s Boy (2024)

Jam or Marmalade for Tea ( 2025)

Shelia Hunter’s

Australian Colonial Trilogy (1840s- 1850s)


Ricky {Jonty’s Journey is a sequel}

The Heather to the Hawkesbury

The name Pacific Wanderland name has been in the Hunter family for more than 50 years, starting with the family's gift shop and museum in Avoca Beach, NSW. The Pacific Wanderland name has travelled with the family for generations; easily spotted on the back of caravans, car windows, and luggage tags, as the family continued their travel across Australia and the South Pacific, and now it serves as the business name to manage the next generation of business and creativity - in management of the family's authors.

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