Mistaken identity haunted Joseph Windred, who was wrongly accused and convicted of identical crimes, committed 11 years apart in New South Wales and California.
But every time fate knocked him down, Joe came back stronger. His fighting spirit would make him a hero, and see him strike it rich. Overcoming physical disability to become a sportsman, Joe chased down a bushranger on his racehorse, saved the lives of children on a runaway dray, almost drowned trying to save a woman in a flooded creek, and struck gold near Bathurst, becoming one of the most respected figures in his community.
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