"Why must the youngest rebel's secret be hidden?"--Cover.Summary: Frog is an orphan, starving on the streets of Parramatta in 1804. But when the Irish rebel Mr Cunningham talks of freedom, Frog creeps out to join the 10,000 convicts who will take over the colony and proclaim it the Republic of New Ireland. Who will join the battle against the corrupt New South Wales Corps? For the fate of the colony will be decided at Castle Hill. Based on eyewitness accounts, Jackie French uncovers secrets hidden for over 200 years.