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Author Cherry, Derelie Ann, 1952-

Title Alexander Macleay : from Scotland to Sydney / Derelie Cherry
Published Kulnura, N.S.W. : Paradise Publishers, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.402092 Mcleay Che/Amf  AVAILABLE
Description x, 452 pages 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits, genealogical tables ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents From Wick to London, 1767-1825 -- Colonial secretary, 1826-1831 under Governor Ralph Darling -- In the public eye -- Colonial secretary, 1831-1836 under Governor Richard Burke -- Family and social life in colonial New South Wales -- Patron of natural history -- A passion for plants -- An appetite for acres -- For the benefit of the colony
Summary Alexander Macleay: From Scotland to Sydney is the first biography about this extraordinary Scottish gentleman. It will take its rightful place amongst the definitive histories of Australia's founding fathers
Analysis Australia - family history
Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Modern history (c 1788-1914) (Australia)
Notes "'This book is a path breaking piece of forensic research ... our knowledge of early colonial New South Wales is much enhanced'-Stephen Garton"--cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-442) and index
Subject MacLeay, Alexander, 1767-1848
Macleay, Alexander.
McLeay, Alexander, 1767-1848
'The Nib' Waverley Library Award for Literature Nominations (2012)
Politicians -- New South Wales -- Biography
Politicians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
New South Wales -- Politics and government -- 1788-1900
New South Wales -- Social life and customs -- 1788-1851
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780646557526 (hbk.)