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The Resource William Charles Wentworth : Australia's greatest native son, Andrew Tink

William Charles Wentworth : Australia's greatest native son, Andrew Tink

Label
William Charles Wentworth : Australia's greatest native son
Title
William Charles Wentworth
Title remainder
Australia's greatest native son
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Tink
Title variation
William Charles Wentworth
Title variation remainder
Australias greatest native son
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Described by Manning Clark as 'Australia's greatest native son', William Charles Wentworth led a life of firsts. A man of rat cunning, great intelligence and sharp wit, he wrote the first book by an Australian to be published, was joint editor and proprietor of the colony's first independent newspaper, and founder of Australia's first university. But more importantly, with ruthless energy and a volcanic personality this 'convict brat' spent his life as an unrelenting advocate for comprehensive trial by jury, self-government and an Australian Confederation. Articulating a distinctly Australian identity to the world, he has a strong claim to be a founding father of modern Australia."
  • "Wentworth's great personal achievements have been largely forgotten - until now. Andrew Tink, who for nineteen years sat under the looming presence of Wentworth's portrait in the New South Wales Parliament, has turned his gaze to this great man of Australian history. The result is a biography that is long overdue and a fascinating and richly rewarding insight into the life of this complex man and the young nation he helped to create."--BOOK JACKET
Award
CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
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339407
Cataloging source
ANL
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Tink, A. A.
Dewey number
994.402
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wentworth, W. C.
  • Politicians
  • New South Wales
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
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Australia's greatest native son
Label
William Charles Wentworth : Australia's greatest native son, Andrew Tink
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-318) and index
Control code
000044480156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 329 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741751925
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims., ports., maps
Label
William Charles Wentworth : Australia's greatest native son, Andrew Tink
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-318) and index
Control code
000044480156
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 329 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741751925
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), facsims., ports., maps

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