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Eric Richards Eric Richards i(A71804 works by) (a.k.a. Eric Stapleton Richards)
Born: Established: 3 Aug 1940
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Wales (UK),
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 21 Sep 2018 London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
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1 A Very Likely Merchant of Early Sydney Eric Richards , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: History Australia , vol. 14 no. 4 2017; (p. 681-682)

— Review of The Merchant of Sydney : James Chisholm 1772-1837 Chis Maxwell , Alex Pugh , 2015 single work biography

'Not a lot is known about James Chisholm, possibly just enough to fill a small entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, though he has not entered those portals. He became a self-made wealthy merchant and landowner in early Sydney. Born in Mid Calder in lowland Scotland in 1772 in modest circumstances, with some local patronage he joined the 29th Regiment of Foot aged sixteen, and in 1790 transferred to the New South Wales Corps, sailing with the Third Fleet to Sydney Cove in 1791. He then led a quiet career in the regiment for two decades, but garnered his income until he was able to start private trading, in liquor and property. He left the regiment and stayed on in the colony, accumulating assets steadily, got married and expanded his commercial interests. There was not much drama in his life, but he built up a nice position in commercial circles, buying land and property. He was connected with the formation of the Savings Bank of New South Wales, and involved in education and linked with J.D. Lang and W.C. Wentworth. He sustained a certain nostalgia for his Scottish roots; he died wealthy, providing a platform upon which his family was able to expand the fortune spectacularly in the following generations.' (Introduction)

1 [Review] Moving Stories : An Intimate History of Four Women Across Two Countries Eric Richards , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Biography , Spring vol. 35 no. 2 2012; (p. 389-396)

— Review of Moving Stories : An Intimate History of Four Women across Two Countries Alistair Thomson , 2011 single work biography
1 y separately published work icon Destination Australia : Migration to Australia since 1901 Eric Richards , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2009 Z1791874 2009 single work non-fiction Charts the history of migration to Australia from the twentieth century to the present. Written by one of Australia's leading historians of immigration, the book explores three main themes: the maintenance of British White Australia through to 1947; the Europeanisation of immigration through to the 1970s; and, the dismantling of White Australia and the radical diversification of immigration that has continued to the present day. More than just a linear history, uses the drama of real stories and experiences to illustrate broader arguments and places Australia's experience in the context of international migration patterns.
1 1 y separately published work icon Speaking to Immigrants : Oral Testimony and the History of Australian Migration A James Hammerton (editor), Eric Richards (editor), Canberra : Australian National University Press , 2002 Z1001197 2002 anthology autobiography
1 y separately published work icon The Australian Immigrant in the 20th Century : Searching Neglected Sources Eric Richards (editor), Jacqueline Templeton (editor), Canberra : Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences. Division of Historical Studies , 1998 Z1553847 1998 anthology criticism
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