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Meet Steve Capelin - Brisbane Square Library

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Brisbane Square Library

266 George Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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Join author Steve Capelin as he shares the incredible story and the research behind is book Paradiso: A Novel.

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Paradiso: A Novel tells the remarkable story of hundreds of Italian peasants leaving their ancestral homes in 1880 to pursue dreams of better and richer lives on the other side of the world – the South Pacific.

When the scheme to establish a utopian colony in a remote corner of New Guinea falls apart, and their dreams turn into a nightmare, they abandon the inhospitable jungle and escape to Noumea.

Disease and death follow them until they are accepted as 19th Century refugees by Australia.

Based on true events, join author and descendant of the expedition, Steve Capelin as he shares this incredible story and the research behind is book Paradiso: A Novel.

Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Steve to sign.

Please note that places are limited at Brisbane library events, in accordance with current State Government regulations. Enhanced safety and social distancing measures remain in place. Should increased restrictions be implemented in the event of community transmission, events may be postponed or cancelled at short notice.

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