John Laurie and the Rum Hospital

Kobo ebook | July 19, 2016

John Laurie and the Rum Hospital
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2016 is the bicentenary of the opening of Sydney’s ‘Rum Hospital.’ It earned its name from the partial monopoly Governor Macquarie granted to three local merchants to import rum in return for building it Prior accounts of the Hospital’s origins focus on Macquarie, the merchants and their disputes. Yet John Laurie, the contractor’s clerk of works, was also an interesting figure. Transported for larceny, he became a wealthy trader only to lose his fortune, become embroiled in a constitutional crisis, find himself transported to Moreton Bay and re-establish himself in New Zealand.

Title:John Laurie and the Rum HospitalFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 19, 2016Publisher:Justin CahillLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:131006413X

ISBN - 13:9781310064135

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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