Merchant Campbell. – Park, Ruth.

Park, Ruth.


Publisher: illustrated by E. Bell and W. Stackpool. Collins. Sydney. 1976 (First Edition).
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small 4to, 64pp. illustrated white glossy hardcover in excellent condition with similarly illustrated d/w also bearing the title in bold red now protected by clear archival covering, internally in excellent clean unmarked condition being near fine overall. Of the ‘Australians In History Series’ this book is a beautifully approachable story about a trader in the young colony of Sydney, his importance to the welfare of the settlement and his eventually successful breaking of the business monopoly of the officers of the NSW Corp. and the Rum Rebellion. Notable country properties of his were Yarralumla and Duntroon. Beautifully illustrated with clever b/w pen drawings throughout. One of the earliest “free-traders”.