The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010

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David Clune, Ken Turner
Federation Press, 2009 - Political Science - 666 pages
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This book contains biographical accounts of all 37 Governors of New South Wales from Arthur Phillip in 1788 to Marie Bashir.Highlights of the book include John Hunter's amazing sea voyages, the erratic career of the 'devious and foul-tempered' William Bligh, the highly public clashes of Sir Hercules Robinson (nicknamed the 'Crisis maker') with Governments and Parliament, the 'Boy's Own' Naval career of the swashbuckling Sir Harry Rawson, the extraordinary double life of Lord Beauchamp and the dramatic events surrounding Sir Philip Game's dismissal of Jack Lang.Leading historians such as Brian Fletcher, JM Bennett, Geoffrey Bolton, Graham Freudenberg, Anne Twomey, Chris Cunneen, Ian Hancock, Evan Williams and Rodney Cavalier tell of both extraordinary lives and the political and constitutional crises many had to face.
 

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The chapter on Governor Brisbane reads as though it were extemporised and dictated to a stenographer.

Contents

PHILLIP Arthur
30
HUNTER John
48
KING Philip Gidley
67
BLIGH William
87
MACQUARIE Lachlan
107
BRISBANE Sir Thomas
126
DARLING Ralph
148
BOURKE Sir Richard
167
HAMPDEN Henry Robert Brand Viscount Hampden
372
BEAUCHAMP William Lygon Earl Beauchamp
381
RAWSON Sir Harry Holdsworth
396
CHELMSFORD Frederic John Napier Thesiger
415
STRICKLAND Sir Gerald Count della Catena
429
DAVIDSON Sir Walter Edward
446
DE CHAIR Sir Dudley Rawson Stratford
457
GAME Sir Philip Woolcott
473

Q GIPPS Sir George
189
FITZROY Sir Charles Augustus
203
DENISON Sir William Thomas
226
YOUNG Sir John
251
BELMORE Somerset Richard LowryCorry Earl of Belmore
275
ROBINSON Sir Hercules George Robert
294
LOFTUS Sir Augustus William Frederick Spencer
317
CARRINGTON Charles Robert Baron Carrington
332
JERSEY Victor Albert George ChildVilliers Earl of Jersey
352
DUFF Sir Robert William
362
HORERUTHVEN Sir Alexander Gore Arkwright
496
ANDERSON Sir David Murray
506
WAKEHURST John de Vere Loder Baron Wakehurst
513
NORTHCOTT Sir John
524
WOODWARD Sir Eric Winslow
538
ROWLAND Sir James Anthony
569
SINCLAIR Peter Ross
587
SAMUELS Gordon Jacob
603
Appendices
628
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