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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway
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'Talented, well trained and confident in his own abilities and worth, Australia’s first government architect was also hot-headed and tactless.

'Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last-minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was transported to New South Wales in 1814. Within a single eventful decade, Greenway’s and Governor Lachlan Macquarie’s transformation of Sydney from a ramshackle convict garrison into an elegant city was well under way with buildings like the Hyde Park Barracks, St James’ Church, Supreme Court and Windsor courthouse.

'Award-winning author Alasdair McGregor – in the first biography of Greenway since 1953 – scrutinises the life and work of a man beset by contradictions and demons. He profiles Greenway’s landmark buildings, his meteoric rise and his complex and fraught relationship with Governor Macquarie, along with his thwarted ambitions and self-destruction. All played out in a fledgling colony in the throes of change from far-flung gaol to a society of free settlers.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Tim and Judith

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 369p.
      Description: illus., ports.; still images
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2014
      ISBN: 9781742233789

Works about this Work

Greenway's Sydney Alasdair McGregor , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 11-12)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Building a Local Revolution Grace Karskens , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 January 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Great Men from Our Colonial Past Grace Karskens , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 January 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Revolutionary Sydney Andrew Dodd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , February 2015;

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Colonial Architect More Trouble Than He Was Worth Derek Parker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 December 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Colonial Architect More Trouble Than He Was Worth Derek Parker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 December 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Great Men from Our Colonial Past Grace Karskens , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 January 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Building a Local Revolution Grace Karskens , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 January 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Greenway's Sydney Alasdair McGregor , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 11-12)

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
Revolutionary Sydney Andrew Dodd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , February 2015;

— Review of A Forger's Progress : The Life of Francis Greenway Alasdair McGregor , 2014 single work biography
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