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book - Benjamin Boyd in Australia 1842 -1849

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A small thin 48 pp paper covered book titled, "Benjamin Boyd in Australia". The cover is black and white. The price is noted at 1/6.
Size
H-212mm W-136mm
Object Registration
2260
Keywords
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Historical information
This is the second edition of the book. Benjamin Boyd 1796 - 1851) was a Scottish-born Australian pioneer and entrepreneur, and briefly, a politician. He arrived in Hobson's Bay, Port Phillip District, on his schooner, the Wanderer, on 15 June 1842, and reached Port Jackson, Sydney, on 18 July 1842. He was a shipping magnate, merchant, banker, pastoralist and station owner, Member of the Legislative Council, town planner and a whaler
Boyd became one of the largest landholders and graziers of the colony of New South Wales; before suffering financial difficulties and becoming bankrupt. Boyd briefly tried his luck on the Californian goldfields before being purportedly murdered on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Many of his business ventures involved blackbirding, the practice of coercing and kidnapping South Sea Islanders as slave labourers.

When Made
1940's
Made By
D.S. Ford (printer)
Significance
This book is a useful reference tool.
Inscriptions & Markings
on front cover - handwritten in green pen : "M.J. Gilbert"
Last updated
9 Aug 2017 at 4:06PM