Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World


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Author(s): Scott Tucker, Michelle

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.

About the author:

Michelle Scott Tucker owns and operates a management consulting company, and lives on a small farm in regional Victoria with her husband and children. Elizabeth Macarthur is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925773736

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 384

Publication Date: 20190402

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 196 mm129 mm25 mm 

Weight: 310 gr

 

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