This impressive book contains biographies of twenty-four prominent men in
Australia's history. Each biography is written with warmth and detail and is
accompanied by a sketch portrait.
This book also contains two additional sections:
- The Constitution Act
- The History of the Soudan Expedition: A historical record of the events
relating to the levy, despatch and return of the New South Wales Contingent,
raised for service in Egypt, March-June 1885.
Extract from the biography of Sir John Robertson:
Sir John is almost a native of the colony, having arrived at such an
early age as to make his four years of infancy in England of little practical
moment in this connection. He was of mixed parentage, his father being
Scottish and his mother English. The fourth of a family of six children, he
was born on the 15th October, 1816, at Bow, in Essex. Four years after, his
father took advantage of the facilities offered to emigrate to this colony,
where the future apostle of land legislation landed just sixty years ago ...
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Sir John Robertson, M.L.A.
Hon. W. B. Dailey, M.L.C.
Hon. Alexander Stuart, M.L.A.
Hon. Sir Henry Parkes, M.L.A.
Sir James Martin, Knight, Chief Justice
William Charles Wentworth
Thomas Sutcliffe Mort
Revd. John Dunmore Lang, D.D.
Hon. Sir Edward Deas-Thompson
Hon. Sir Charles Cowper
The Most Revd . John Bede Polding , Archbishop of Sydney
Hon. Sir Alfred Stephen, C.B., G.C. M. G., Lieutenant -Governor
Hon. William Macleay, M.L.C.
Hon. Sir John Hay, K.C.M.G., President Legislative Council
Right Revd. Frederic Barker, D.D., Bishop of Sydney , Metropolitan
Hon. James Norton , M.L.C., Postmaster General
Hon. George R. Dibbs, M.L.A., Colonial Treasurer
Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings, K.C.M.G., M.L.A.
Hon. John Macarthur
Hon. William Joseph Trickett, M.L.A., Minister for Public Instruction
lion. Edmund Barton, M.L. A., Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
His Honor Justice Faucett, Judge of the Supreme Court
Hon. James Squire Farrell, M.L.A., Minister for Lands
Hon. William Forster, M.L.A.