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The Resource Richard Brooks : from convict ship captain to pillar of early colonial Australia, Christine Maher

Richard Brooks : from convict ship captain to pillar of early colonial Australia, Christine Maher

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Richard Brooks : from convict ship captain to pillar of early colonial Australia
Title
Richard Brooks
Title remainder
from convict ship captain to pillar of early colonial Australia
Statement of responsibility
Christine Maher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Brooks was a man of self interest and entrepreneurial verve . Privateer, smuggler, convict sea captain, rum trader turned respectable magistrate and colonial squire. His life was a microcosm of early colonial Australia. He was a shipowner, merchant ship captain and financier. He kept the colony supplied with spirits thus greasing the wheels of commerce. He imported cattle from South Africa and India. As the largest cattle owner in the country he was at the frontier of exploration and Aboriginal dispossession. He survived numerous scandals, including accusations of inhumanity, fraud, smuggling, receiving, cattle theft, assault, claim-jumping and infidelity. But his strength of personality and 'habit of command' meant people warmed to him. Governors Bligh and Macquarie sought his advice. His story provides a glimpse into the social, political and domestic life of that famed group of landowning settlers of the first twenty years of the colony - large convict estates, regency mansions, dynastic marriages and extensive pastoral and squatting empires. Meticulously researched it gives the reader a real feel for the life of early colonial Sydney
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maher, Christine
Dewey number
994.03092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brooks, Richard, 1765-1833
  • Blueskin
  • Atlas (Ship)
  • Penal transportation
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Pioneers
  • Australia
Label
Richard Brooks : from convict ship captain to pillar of early colonial Australia, Christine Maher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Measurements and currency conversions -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- May your sails always catch wind -- For being in a ship is being in a gaol -- For who are so free as the sons of the waves? -- The inhumanity of captain brooks -- A place of mud huts, brawls and liquor stalls -- Gimme rum! -- Although first, still the best -- The known experience of captain brooks -- Swallowing the anchor -- The rose in June -- A good horsewhipping -- A man to govern not the heavens but the earth -- A new arcadia -- Of evil name and fame -- A bargain across the counter -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000056792054
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781925078862
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits (some colour);
System control number
(OCoLC)932278001
Label
Richard Brooks : from convict ship captain to pillar of early colonial Australia, Christine Maher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Measurements and currency conversions -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- May your sails always catch wind -- For being in a ship is being in a gaol -- For who are so free as the sons of the waves? -- The inhumanity of captain brooks -- A place of mud huts, brawls and liquor stalls -- Gimme rum! -- Although first, still the best -- The known experience of captain brooks -- Swallowing the anchor -- The rose in June -- A good horsewhipping -- A man to govern not the heavens but the earth -- A new arcadia -- Of evil name and fame -- A bargain across the counter -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000056792054
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781925078862
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits (some colour);
System control number
(OCoLC)932278001

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