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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World
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'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.' (Publication Summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2018 .
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      Extent: 384p.
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      • Published 2 April 2018

      ISBN: 9781925603422
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 384p.p.
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      • Published April 2019.

      ISBN: 9781925773736, 9781925626469
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