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FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia

FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia (Hardback)

By Fergusson, Lyn M.

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Was Governor FitzRoy the man popular history would have us believe? Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy's tenure as Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of Australia between 1846 and 1855 was plagued by rumour. Mention FitzRoy and he is either not remembered at all, remember...ed as the Governor who caused his wife's death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? It was the time of Wentworth, Parkes and Lang, giant political figures in New South Wales' early history. FitzRoy's administration oversaw matters such as settlement of the contentious crown land issue and squatters' rights, discovery of gold, education and introduction of the railway. A man of the British Empire, he served firstly his King, then a young Queen Victoria as the Crown's Vice Regal representative at Prince Edward island, the Leeward Islands and finally, New South Wales. This commissioned biography portrays FitzRoy in a light not previously considered, from a personal, family oriented aspect, stretching from childhood to the battlefields of Waterloo. Going beyond the rumours set in motion in 1847, it reveals a worldly diplomat, a Governor who encouraged those around him to act on their beliefs.
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ISBN 9780646912714
Published AU 12 Dec 2013
Publisher Pilar Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780646912714
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Pilar Publishing
Imprint Pilar Publishing
Published 12 Dec 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fergusson, Lyn M.
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Political Leaders & Leadership
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 225mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 515g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade