Biographies & Memoirs / Biography / Thomas Peel of Swan River by Alexandra Hasluck Alexandra Hasluck            Oxford University Press, Melbourne:1965  hardcover in dust jacket: first edition :  ownership inscription dated 1996 of Sara Peel (descendant by marriage of Thomas Peel ) with  explanatory note written in pencil and September 1974 gift inscription.  272 pages including index.  Synopsis: The biography of Thomas Peel (died 1865) who devised  the scheme to bring out hundreds of migrants with their  stock and equipment to settle in Australia: a description of the difficulties he encountered and the 35 years he spent in the colony.  Subsequently labelled by historians as inefficient, indolent, and careless, he is defined by the author of this biography, Alexandra Hasluck as brave, hardy, enterprising, independent,and  hospitable; a man able to bear hardship and disappointment with fortitude ; and deserving better from  history than the reputation  so far accorded him.  Condition: slightly rubbed: price corner removed:  overall very clean and good  with an interesting provenance ,  and collectable.                            used books
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  • Book Title: Thomas Peel of Swan River
  • Author: Alexandra Hasluck
  • ISBN: mw0014325643
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Year Published: 1965
  • Our Normal Price: £48.40 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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  • Description: Oxford University Press, Melbourne:1965 hardcover in dust jacket: first edition : ownership inscription dated 1996 of Sara Peel (descendant by marriage of Thomas Peel ) with explanatory note written in pencil and September 1974 gift inscription. 272 pages including index. Synopsis: The biography of Thomas Peel (died 1865) who devised the scheme to bring out hundreds of migrants with their stock and equipment to settle in Australia: a description of the difficulties he encountered and the 35 years he spent in the colony. Subsequently labelled by historians as inefficient, indolent, and careless, he is defined by the author of this biography, Alexandra Hasluck as brave, hardy, enterprising, independent,and hospitable; a man able to bear hardship and disappointment with fortitude ; and deserving better from history than the reputation so far accorded him. Condition: slightly rubbed: price corner removed: overall very clean and good with an interesting provenance , and collectable.
  • Condition: Collectable- Very Good
  • Dustcover: Yes
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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