2017, English, Book, Illustrated edition: The iron man of Sydney Cove : the untold story of Richard Dawson, colonial engineer / Harry Irwin. Irwin, Harry, (author.)

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The iron man of Sydney Cove : the untold story of Richard Dawson, colonial engineer / Harry Irwin
 
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Physical Description
  • x, 261 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm.
Published
  • North Melbourne, VIC : Arcadia, the general books inprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • The iron man of Sydney Cove : the untold story of Richard Dawson, colonial engineer /​ Harry Irwin.
Author
  • Irwin, Harry, (author.)
Published
  • North Melbourne, VIC : Arcadia, the general books inprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017.
Copyright
  • ©2017.
Content Types
  • text
  • still image
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • x, 261 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • BIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL &​ MILITARY. AUSTRALIAN. 'ONE FARTHING REWARD' trumpeted ironmaster Richard Dawson in an 1859 advertisement seeking information about his nephew, who had absconded from his indented service. Richard 'Dicky' Dawson, Sydney merchant and engineer, a well-liked, highly-respected and fair man but a hard taskmaster, was Australia's first important iron founder. From the 1830s, his Australian Foundry at Sydney Cove near Circular Quay produced a wide range of agricultural, architectural, marine and goldfields iron castings and machinery, including steam engines, and made a major early contribution to colonial development by importing iron-trade technologies and products of England's Industrial Revolution. His 'manufactory' made innovative repairs to sailing and steam ships visiting Port Jackson. He also had coastal and island shipping interests, and his Lord Howe Island trading station venture supplied provisions to visiting local, European and American whaling vessels.
  • "Richard ‘Dicky’ Dawson, Sydney merchant and engineer, a well-liked, highly-respected and fair man but a hard taskmaster, was Australia’s first important iron founder. From the 1830s, his Australian Foundry at Sydney Cove near Circular Quay produced a wide range of agricultural, architectural, marine and goldfields iron castings and machinery, including steam engines, and made a major early contribution to colonial development by importing iron-trade technologies and products of England’s Industrial Revolution. His ‘manufactory’ made innovative repairs to sailing and steam ships visiting Port Jackson. He also had coastal and island shipping interests, and his Lord Howe Island trading station venture supplied provisions to visiting local, European and American whaling vessels. Myriad challenges confronted this determined colonial entrepreneur. He adopted inventive engineering and commercial solutions to overcome them, and thrived, far from his Bristol home and Scottish roots."--Back cover.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • "Arcadia the general books' imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and indexes.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781925333947 (paperback)
Dewey Number
  • 338.476691099441
  • 682.09944
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