Thomas Edwards of Beverley: Immigrant, Policeman, Settler (softcover)
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 132 pages
Author: M. Bentley
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, index, family tree
Publisher: Hesperian Press
When Thomas Edwards came from England to Western Australia in 1857 with his young wife, Ann Maria Griffith and their first son, John, he was prepared to take any job that gave them a roof over their heads. During their first year in the colony he experienced the insecurity of a farm labourers life when married couples were usually poorly housed and often were required for seasonal work.
The prospect of a regular, if small, salary, as well as the provision of living quarters and opportunity for promotion attracted him to the police force.
This meticulously researched biography of one of Western Australia's mounted policemen in the 1800s, which includes his later life as a farmer/pastoralist as well, is told in these pages. Based chiefly on police records and occurrence books as well as from information and photographs from family members, this is a fitting tribute to the man ... Thomas Edwards of Beverley.
List of Illustrations
List of Maps and Papers
1. The Immigrant
2. The Police Force 1850-1868
3. Duties at Country Police Stations
4. Early Years in the Police Force
5. Consolidation and Promotion
6. Wider Horizons
7. The Determination of Thomas Edwards
9. Disappointments and Changes
10. Planning for the Future
13. The Farmer
14. The Eighteen Nineties
15. The Twentieth Century
Maps and Papers