The Mayne Inheritance: A Gothic Tale of Murder, Madness and Scandal Across the Generations

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2003 - Brisbane (Qld.) - 218 pages
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Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritanceunfolds like a gothic thriller. Was it the murder victim's money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne's Queen Street business empire? And were the whispered accusations of murder and genetic madness true? For 150 years scandal and mystery have surrounded the Maynes, a wealthy family who donated the magnificent site on which the University of Queensland now stands.
 

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One of my favourites, especially since I was born, grew up in and now am back living in Brisbane. It is a special thrill to read a book like this that deals with places and people you know well. I was ... Read full review

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I don't normally listen to or read non-fiction as I am a fiction fan (love stories & family saga's). Recently I listened to a story narrated by Deidre Rubenstein and I enjoyed her voice so much that I ... Read full review

Contents

Ireland to Australia
15
Law Courts Land Deals
34
Consolidating an Empire
49
In and Out of Council
72
Crisis After Crisis
97
Out of the Ashes
112
A Family Ostracised
132
The Tobita Murder
154
The Burden of Inheritance
169
Maynes and the University
182
Epilogue
204
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