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William Cox

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – July 2012
William Cox (1764-1837) was a soldier, a road builder, and a pioneering pastoralist in the colony of New South Wales. He is best known today as the man who supervised the construction of the road across the Blue Mountains in 1814, and it was a remarkable achievement. In a few days over six months, his team of 30 convicts made 163 kilometres of road through appalling terrain rising to 1200 metres, and they did so without serious accident or loss of life. This was in part a consequence of Cox's sympathetic treatment of his convict workers. In subsequent years he become a leading pastoralist in the colony, helping to carry through the developments which gave Australia its first significant exports, as well as championing the rights of ex-convicts, who he recognised had created the colony by their labour. He looked forward to a country peopled by free-born British citizens, with citizens' rights. By the time of his death he had become a 'national' figure. In the first book-length biography of William Cox, Richard Cox a descendant gives the details of Cox's life, from early scandal through to success in several fields, and redeems the career of one of the pioneers of colonial Australia.
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ISBN-13: 9781921719530
ISBN-10: 1921719532
Pagini: 312
Ilustrații: 50 colour plates & b/w photos
Dimensiuni: 150 x 225 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.64 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Gazelle Book Services Ltd

Cuprins

Foreword: A Contradictory Character; An English Gentleman with no money; Emigration - Hostile Ships, Storms & Mutinies; The Second Largest Landowner in Two Years, Bankrupt in Three; Rehabilitated as Macquaries Protégé; The Challenge of the Blue Mountains; Mount York Defeated; A Family Enterprise; The Perquisites of Office; Toughly Interviewed by Commissioner Bigge; A Wife Drowned & a New Marriage; Dispossessing the Aborigines; The Exclusives Lose Their Dominance; The Cox Dynasty Established; Index.