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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 An Unlikely Leader : The Life and Times of Captain John Hunter
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'Despite several landmarks across the state bearing his name, John Hunter, the second governor of New South Wales, remains somewhat of an enigma. His solitary, career-driven life on land and at sea was tumultuous. He went from a talented mariner to a captain responsible for the loss of the supply ship HMS Sirius in 1790 and then HMS Venerable in 1804. As a governor, he had a tough time making his mark and taking charge, and eventually failed. Upon his return to England he went to great lengths to redeem his standing in society and succeeded in becoming an esteemed retired Vice-Admiral. His diaries, drawings and maps remain important for study of the founding of modern Australia.' (Libraries Australia record.)

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Sydney University Press , 2009 .
      Extent: xii, 329p.p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      ISBN: 9781920899196 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

A Sailor Governor Rescued from the Tides of Time Robert Willson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 November 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of An Unlikely Leader : The Life and Times of Captain John Hunter Robert Barnes , 2009 single work biography
A Sailor Governor Rescued from the Tides of Time Robert Willson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 November 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of An Unlikely Leader : The Life and Times of Captain John Hunter Robert Barnes , 2009 single work biography
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