Henry Bergmann lives on the frontier of the Cape Colony in Aliwal North, the town he helped to establish in 1849.
He is the richest man in the town, and probably one of the wealthiest in the Colony.
His integrity and concern for others has gained him positions of responsibility including managing the town's bank.
He meets a respected gold prospector, who invites him to join a venture that promises to yield rewards beyond his wildest expectations .
Although he has enough already, he would like to use the promised riches to improve the prosperity of the town, to develop it into the pride of the Colony.
He accepts, travels north into the Transvaal, and becomes entwined in something that will lead him gradually, but inexorably, towards a tragic fate.
Fact and fiction are interwoven excitingly in ALIWAL, my first biographical novel.
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