9781925603422

Elizabeth Macarthur A Life at the Edge

Scott Tucker Michel


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781925603422
Published: April 2018

Price: $32.99

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781925603422
  • Published: April 2018
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Width: 15.5 mm
  • Height: 3.1 mm
  • Depth: 23.4 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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