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Elizabeth Macarthur

A Life at the Edge of the World
Author: Scott Tucker, Michelle
Publisher: Text Publishing

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In 1788 a young gentlewoman raised in the vicarage of an English village…

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SKU: 9781925773736 Category: Product ID: 78374

Description

In 1788 a young gentlewoman raised in the vicarage of an English village married a handsome, haughty and penniless army officer. In any Austen novel that would be the end of the story, but for the real-life woman who became an Australian farming entrepreneur, it was just the beginning.

John Macarthur took credit for establishing the Australian wool industry and would feature on the two-dollar note, but it was practical Elizabeth who managed their holdings-while dealing with the results of John’s manias- duels, quarrels, court cases, a military coup, long absences overseas, grandiose construction projects and, finally, his descent into certified insanity.

Michelle Scott Tucker shines a light on an often-overlooked aspect of Australia’s history in this fascinating story of a remarkable woman.

Additional information

Weight 0.31 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
ISBN

9781925773736

Subtitle

A Life at the Edge of the World

Author

Scott Tucker, Michelle

Publisher

Text Publishing

Release Date

Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

Format

Paperback / softback

Main content page count

400 Pages