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A Country to Be Reckoned with : The True Story of Australia's Pioneer Stock Agent - Patsy Trench

A Country to Be Reckoned with

The True Story of Australia's Pioneer Stock Agent

Paperback

Published: 10th August 2018
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In the 19th century Australia went from a penal colony struggling to survive to a thriving, prosperous community with a glowing future.

George Matcham Pitt's life spanned the best part of that century. A larger than life character with a booming voice and a fondness for quoting from classic poets, GM, as he was known, began as a working farmer on the Hawkesbury and went on to become an auctioneer, landowner and founder of one of Australia's first and best-known stock and station agents, Pitt, Son & Badgery. Friend to everyone bar politicians, GM had close family contacts with Aboriginal people and even closer connections with convicts.

Now his great great granddaughter, a Pom based in London, sets out to tell the story of this remarkable man and the extraordinary country he lived in: a land of indigenous Australians, squatters and swagmen, convicts and free settlers, battlers, chancers, explorers and entrepreneurs. These were the men and women who transformed Australia from what had been considered by westerners the worst country in the world to a country to be reckoned with.

ISBN: 9780993453724
ISBN-10: 0993453724
Series: Pitt Family in Australia
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th August 2018
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52