The life of this Mansel Brace is one of desperation, and sadness, and indicative of the times.
He certainly was on the wrong side of the courts and known by the police in the Longreach region for many years.
But his life ended in a lonely outback
Why did the family come to Australia? Was this Mansel Brace the nephew of Mancel Brace, and did they come to Australia, as many others did in those times, after Joseph Brace died.
Was there a scheme to bring miners to the goldfields?