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The Resource The startling story of Lachlan Macquarie : founding father of failure?, story by Michael Sedunary ; artwork by Bern Emmerichs

The startling story of Lachlan Macquarie : founding father of failure?, story by Michael Sedunary ; artwork by Bern Emmerichs

Label
The startling story of Lachlan Macquarie : founding father of failure?
Title
The startling story of Lachlan Macquarie
Title remainder
founding father of failure?
Statement of responsibility
story by Michael Sedunary ; artwork by Bern Emmerichs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lachlan Macquarie's gravestone bears the inscription, Father of Australia. That's quite a claim, but is this a title Macquarie really deserves? He is rightly celebrated for his inspired infrastructure building and his enlightened treatment of convicts and emancipists, but his treatment of the Indigenous population was far from enlightened. And then there was the Bigge report to the British Parliament that was scathing in its criticism of Macquarie's governorship, on the grounds that he was far too democratic. So how are we to think of this towering figure of Australian history: founding father or failure? Michael Sedunary's narrative is both informative and interactive; he poses questions and points out modern parallels. Bern Emmerichs 'extraordinary illustrations capture the lively naivete of the painting and drawings of that time with the sophisticated, clever techniques of illustration today
Summary
Lachlan Macquarie's gravestone bears the inscription, Father of Australia. That's quite a claim, but is this a title Macquarie really deserves? He is rightly celebrated for his inspired infrastructure building and his enlightened treatment of convicts and emancipists, but his treatment of the Indigenous population was far from enlightened. And then there was the Bigge report to the British Parliament that was scathing in its criticism of Macquarie's governorship, on the grounds that he was far too democratic. So how are we to think of this towering figure of Australian history: founding father or failure? Michael Sedunary's narrative is both informative and interactive; he poses questions and points out modern parallels. Bern Emmerichs 'extraordinary illustrations capture the lively naivete of the painting and drawings of that time with the sophisticated, clever techniques of illustration today
Writing style
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2018.
Awards note
Winner Children's Publisher of the Year Bologna prize 2017.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10571520
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedunary, Michael
Dewey number
994.402
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Emmerichs, Bern
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macquarie, Lachlan
  • Governors
  • Governors
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
founding father or failure?
Label
The startling story of Lachlan Macquarie : founding father of failure?, story by Michael Sedunary ; artwork by Bern Emmerichs
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059961260
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780994384102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988066753
Label
The startling story of Lachlan Macquarie : founding father of failure?, story by Michael Sedunary ; artwork by Bern Emmerichs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059961260
Dimensions
22 x 28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780994384102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988066753

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