Convicts Capitalists and Corruption Nubrygyn and the Colony's Settlement West of the Great Divide

Author(s): Kate Gadsby


Australian History. Convicts, Capitalists and Corruption is a gripping narrative portraying personal stories of the leaders of Sydney society, convicts building the Mountain Road and the captivating history of the pioneers who established the early settlements west of the Great Divide. It depicts the lives of the brave men and women who ventured into the vast expanses of unknown land after the proclamation of Bathurst. Their stories encompass the many aspects of colonisation within the Nineteen Counties and the ‘outer limits’ of the Lachlan, Macquarie and Bogan rivers. There are descriptions of the Aborigines and the land as it became inhabited by convicts and European settlers. The first pioneering names associated with Nubrygyn were Thomas Kite, Charles Frederick Warne and Charles Wray Finch.


Written through the eyes of the people at the time, Kate Gadsby focuses the book around the first settlers at Nubrygyn, Bathurst  and the Wellington Valley convict settlement. Several years later Wellington became the home of the Anglican Church missionaries as they endeavoured to Christianise the local Aborigines.  










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General Fields

  • : 9780646819921
  • : Canprint Communications
  • : February 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate Gadsby
  • : en
  • : 497