Snatched by Pirates (Claw of the Dragon)


by Patricia Bernard (Author)

Book Cover for Snatched by Pirates (Claw of the Dragon)

   Book 23   
Pages: 220
Snatched by Pirates: The Diary of Billy Shanghai Hamilton, Broome, Western Australia, 1899-1900

Billy Shanghai Hamilton has been blackbirded - snatched by pirates in the Torres Strait and forced to work on a pearling boat. Greed for pearls drives men mad, and the seas are full of danger. Soon Billy is fighting for survival in a dangerous world of assassins, treasure hunters, deep-sea diving, underworld crime and mutiny.

Note: This book was originally published with the title, Claw of the Dragon.

My Australian Story Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: My Australian Story
Reading level: 9+
Books in series: 34
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Tags: adventure  historical  culture  realistic fiction 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   A Banner Bold  (2000)
2.   Secrets and Sisterhood (A Tale of Two Families)  (2000)
3.   Plagues and Federation  (2000)
4.   Surviving Sydney Cove  (2000)
5.   The Deadly Flu (A Different Sort of Real)  (2001)
6.   The Rum Rebellion  (2001)
7.   The Yankee Whaler  (2001)
8.   Who Am I?  (2001)
9.   Voyage to Botany Bay (On Board the Boussole)  (2002)
10.   The Bombing of Darwin  (2002)
11.   Fords and Flying Machines  (2003)
12.   Snowy  (2003)
13.   Riding with Thunderbolt  (2004)
14.   Our Don Bradman  (2004)
15.   A Marathon of Her Own  (2004)
16.   Our Enemy, My Friend  (2005)
17.   New Gold Mountain  (2005)
18.   Outback  (2005)
19.   Cyclone Tracy  (2006)
20.   Refugee  (2006)
21.   The Melting Pot  (2007)
22.   Archer's Melbourne Cup  (2007)
23.   Snatched by Pirates (Claw of the Dragon)  (2008)
24.   Atomic Testing  (2009)
25.   The Hunt for Ned Kelly  (2010)
26.   The Phar Lap Mystery  (2010)
27.   My Father's War  (2011)
28.   Sydney Harbour Bridge  (2012)
29.   Heroes of Tobruk  (2012)
30.   Escape from Cockatoo Island  (2013)
31.   Gallipoli  (2013)
32.   Fremantle Prison Break  (2013)
33.   Kokoda  (2014)
34.   Convict Girl  (2014)