The governors of New South Wales 1788-2010 / editors, David Clune, Ken Turner Clune, David

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Political science.; New South Wales.; Biography
Summary: "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 Hunterʼs amazing sea voyages, the erratic career of the ʻdevious and foul-temperedʼ William Bligh, the highly public clashes of Sir Hercules Robinson (nicknamed the ʻCrisis makerʼ) with Governments and Parliament, the ʻBoyʼs Ownʼ Naval career of the swashbuckling Sir Harry Rawson, the extraordinary double life of Lord Beauchamp and the dramatic events surrounding Sir Philip Gameʼs 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."--Publisher description.
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