Arthur Phillip

Author: Derek Parker


ISBN: 1459616456

Category: Australia

Page: 408

View: 6054

Over the two centuries since his appointment, commentators have been as surprised at the choice of Arthur Phillip as some were at the time (the First Lord of the Admiralty, to mention only the most distinguished critic). But was it really so surprising? What did the Home Office and the Admiralty expect of a man who was to navigate a fleet to the antipodes, and when he got it there unload its cargo of unregenerate criminals and forge them into some sort of a working colony? Apart from the necessary seamanship, they needed a man with a cool head who understood men and how to control them, a man capable of governing himself, possessed of calm and understanding and a thorough grasp of reality, with complete loyalty to the Crown and Government and a determination to plan and carry through an enterprise unlike any other within living memory. Fortunately, there were one or two men at the Admiralty who understood that Arthur Phillip possessed all these credentials. This new biography covers Phillip's whole life, but has a particular focus on his selection for the role of Governor, the preparation of the first fleet, the journey from England, the establishment of the colony and Phillip's governorship.

Arthur Phillip

Author: Margaret Steven

Publisher: N.A


Category: New South Wales

Page: 30

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Australia in a Nutshell

Author: Frank G. Clarke

Publisher: Roseberg Pub

ISBN: 9781877058134

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4242

This book covers the history of the Australian continent from the arrival of the first humans about 1,000,000 years or so BC, up to the present. It also analyses the ecological and environmental impact of human beings on the continent. Frank Clarke is Professor in History at Macquarie University.

People in Australia's Past

Author: Susan Boyer

Publisher: Boyer Educational Resources

ISBN: 1877074349

Category: Australia

Page: 58

View: 2564

This book contains language activities to accompany each story of courage, achievement and fame about people in Autralia's past.

The Odyssey of Mary B

Author: John Durand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974378312

Category: Fiction

Page: 499

View: 379

In 1792 a young woman called Mary B became the talk of London with her story of suffering and escape from the penal colony in Australia. This is a fictionalized account of her experiences and of Australia's founding.

The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010

Author: David Clune

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862877436

Category: Political Science

Page: 666

View: 7106

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.

No Job for a Woman

Author: Sallyanne Atkinson

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702257397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 3687

‘A true trailblazer for her generation ...’ Sallyanne Atkinson was the first female Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the first female senior trade commissioner to Paris and has been a leader in business and corporate life for over four decades. No Job for a Woman takes us from her wartime childhood in Sri Lanka through her early career as a journalist and TV personality into her life in politics. For the first time Sallyanne Atkinson offers a behind-the-scenes look at her dynamic and colourful life, including her involvement in three Olympics bids. A trailblazer for working mothers, Sallyanne shares the challenges and the triumphs of raising five children while forging a high-profile career. With her characteristic warmth and humour, she shows how she defied the expectations of a generation.