Now Australia's Biggest Toy Shop

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed

This work offers a new look at Australia's Third Mainland Settlement, 1793-1802. Lazy, lawless, drunken and in debt is the image of the ex-convict settlers at the early Hawkesbury settlement until now. Whilst Hawkesbury (the Mulgrave Place district) is recognised as having special importance for its part in ensuring the survival of the colony, historians for the last two hundred years have continued to denigrate the first settlers there. The cultural bias of the contemporary chroniclers is here re-examined. This book has exciting new material about Australia's beginnings, and in particular, about the third mainland settlement which grew at the River Hawkesbury. It tackles controversial themes, including the meeting of Indigenous and European cultures, and even delves into the local results of the influence of the French Revolution. The popular myth of military supremacy is firmly debunked, especially with the patterns of land granting in the district pointing up that Acting-Governor Grose deliberately manufactured the Hawkesbury to be a low socio-economic area. A specific focus on women's lives highlights their varied roles which extended far beyond domesticity. At least eleven women at Hawkesbury between 1797 and 1802 were granted their own title to land, eight of these ex-convicts. Sarah Cooley and John Stogdell were exceptional transportees. Stogdell developed an empire so vast that its details cast light, not just on Hawkesbury dynamics, but also on the eighteenth-century Sydney business scene. Their achievements stand alongside the fascinating glimpses of the daily lives of hundreds of the ordinary poor and ex-convict Hawkesbury farming families explored here. The new image of the Hawkesbury settler building from the rich detail of this research is a more complex one, encompassing determined farming, personal and wide managerial skills and in some cases, highly successful business networks.
Product Details
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » History » General
Home » Books » History » Modern » 18th Century
Home » Books » History » Modern » 19th Century
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed: A New Look at Australia's Third Mainland Settlement 1793-1802 on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top