The Lost Parcel
Rule of Law Education Centre
Paperback, full-colour, 32 pages, $19.95
Release May 2023
A captivating true story of a convict couple, Henry and Susannah Kable and the disappearance of their parcel of belongings on their journey on the First Fleet. The story culminates in the first civil case in New South Wales, where this poor convict couple sued the mighty ship’s captain for their lost parcel and won! Setting the democratic foundations of our nation today that the law must be applied equally and fairly to all, and people should have equal access to the protections provided by the law.
A beautifully illustrated and well-researched picture book that uses source documents such as letters, transcripts and newspaper articles. Aligned with the Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship strand, this storybook is for families and schools to help understand the principles of justice, fairness, equality and the rule of law.
Written by the team at Rule of Law Education Centre, an independent, non-partisan and non-political not-for-profit formed to promote and protect the rule of law in Australia.