The Accidental Australians

Frances Harding

The story of Harry and Jimmy Corones and the extraordinary hotel empire they built in Western Queensland in the 1920s has been captured in print.

This rich account of two penniless Greek migrants who accidentally found themselves in this wide brown land and the incredible journey that led them to business success is an important addition to the Australian social history landscape.

Drawn from interviews with more than 60 sources, including Corones family members, hotel staff and patrons, The Accidental Australians is a joyous, often poignant and insightful read.