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The Resource Up came a squatter : Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880, Maggie Black

Up came a squatter : Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880, Maggie Black

Label
Up came a squatter : Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880
Title
Up came a squatter
Title remainder
Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880
Statement of responsibility
Maggie Black
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Niel Black, a Scot from Argyllshire, arrived in Melbourne in September intending to make his fortune. Ambitious and determined, Black became one of the most successful and energetic squatters in the Western District of Victoria - a livestock breeder and a Member of the Legislative Council. He was also a correspondent extraordinaire, and his letters to family, fellow pastoralists, colonial officials, and his chief UK business partner, Thomas Steuart Gladstone (and first cousin of the British prime minister), offer a unique insight into the time. Black's letters and journals, now held at the State Library of Victoria, are the inspiration for this revelatory book written by his great-granddaughter
Summary
Niel Black, a Scot from Argyllshire, arrived in Melbourne in September intending to make his fortune. Ambitious and determined, Black became one of the most successful and energetic squatters in the Western District of Victoria - a livestock breeder and a Member of the Legislative Council. He was also a correspondent extraordinaire, and his letters to family, fellow pastoralists, colonial officials, and his chief UK business partner, Thomas Steuart Gladstone (and first cousin of the British prime minister), offer a unique insight into the time. Black's letters and journals, now held at the State Library of Victoria, are the inspiration for this revelatory book written by his great-granddaughter. Battles with local Aboriginal people, other settlers, Commissioners of Crown Lands and bush-fires, along with droughts, family feuds, multiple trips back to Scotland to find a wife and Black's rise to gentrified excess are all vividly brought to life
Biography type
individual biography
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10556992
Cataloging source
ANL
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1945-
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Black, Maggie
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
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  • Blainey, Geoffrey
  • State Library of Victoria
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True
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  • Black, Niel
  • Scots
  • Squatters
  • Squatter settlements
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Sheep farming
Target audience
adult
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Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880
Label
Up came a squatter : Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880, Maggie Black
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with State Library Victoria"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057661468
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits (some colour), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)952278678
Label
Up came a squatter : Niel Black of Glenormiston, 1839-1880, Maggie Black
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in association with State Library Victoria"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057661468
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742235066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits (some colour), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)952278678

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