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Chequered Lives

Chequered Lives

John Barton Hack and Stephen Hack and the early days of South Australia

by Iola Mathews
Paperback
Publication Date: 19/12/2013
  $35.84
Chequered Lives is the fascinating story of a Quaker family from England who camped on the beach in 1837 before the city of Adelaide was created, but rose to owning a 3000-acre estate in the Adelaide Hills. Barton Hack built his first house where the Adelaide Railway station now stands, became a merchant who owned ships, a whaling station and the first vineyard in the Province, and was chairman of the first Chamber of Commerce in Australia. His younger brother Stephen became a grazier and explorer. After they lost everything in the crash of 1841-1843, their lives took a very different turn. When Barton's great-great-granddaughter, journalist Iola Mathews, opened a trunk full of their letters, diaries and memoirs, she knew she had to write the family's story.
ISBN:
9781743057070
9781743057070
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-12-2013
Publisher:
Wakefield Press
Pages:
322
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x17mm
Weight:
0.37kg

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