Settlers and Spoilers (Paperback)
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Settlers and Spoilers (Paperback)

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Paperback 388 Pages / Published: 01/11/2002
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In 'Settlers and Spoilers' Raymond Bunker has created a powerfully compelling historical fiction that centres on the founding of Adelaide in south Australia. The story is set between the years 1834 and 1844, the British Empire is in the ascendancy, William IV is on the throne, and movements in women's rights and utilitarianism are gaining great force. It is in this political atmosphere that the reader is introduced to John Henderson, a political adviser in the Colonial Office who, together with ardent reformer Julia Stephenson, and benevolent capitalist Angus Green, pushes the cause for the expansion of the empire into south Australia.Successful in his attempts, John joins the Surveyor-General, Colonel William Grey in the first of the surveying ships, the Swiftsure, in search of the perfect site for the perfect city in line with Julia Stephenson's ideal of 'systematic colonisation'. There is an agonising process of finding the right place for Adelaide and laying it out, while impatient settlers wait in a temporary encampment and the Governor disagrees with these far-reaching decisions.As the fledgling colony steadily grows and develops, it must overcome significant obstacles and setbacks in order to attain the status of a perfect city. Similarly, our mild-mannered, humanitarian hero, John Henderson must overcome his own personal problems in order to find the satisfaction and happiness he desires.

Publisher: Upfront Publishing
ISBN: 9781844261345
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 422 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 22 mm

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