Memoirs of Mixed Fortunes Samuel Joseph Stuckey, a pioneer of the North and South East of South Australia 1837-1912

By: Simpson, Mary Louise (Edited by)

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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and coloured maps. Appendices include a Family Tree. 101 pages Edited and annotated by his great-granddaughter Mary Louise Simpson, Stuckey's memoirs chart his failures and successes first hand. He explains his role in the Burke and Wills tragedy; the trials of opening up new grazing lands in the inhospitable north; and expeditions to British India (now Pakistan) to buy camels for use in the outback. However, no event would have such an impact - nor be so remembered - as the moment in 1864 when he shot and killed an Aboriginal man named Pompey. His reasons for this action, and the events that followed it, form the focal point of a fascinating account of early colonial life.

Title: Memoirs of Mixed Fortunes Samuel Joseph Stuckey, a pioneer of the North and South East of South Australia 1837-1912

Author Name: Simpson, Mary Louise (Edited by)

Categories: South Australia,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Mile End, SA, Wakefield Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 1743053355

ISBN Number 13: 9781743053355

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID302646

Keywords: colonial history new book pioneer history Samuel Stuckey South Australia,