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William Charles Wentworth: Australia's Greatest Native Son by Andrew Tink (Hardcover, 2009)

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William Charles Wentworth: Australia's Greatest Native Son by Andrew Tink (First Edition)

An explorer, a master political manipulator, a barrister, a newspaper proprietor and a physical giant of a man who was afraid of nothing and no one, William Charles Wentworth was in every sense Australia's founding father. His story is the story of colonial Australia.

Charles Wentworth led a life of firsts. A man of rat cunning, great intelligence and sharp wit, he wrote the first book by an Australian to be published, was joint editor and proprietor of the colony's first independent newspaper, and founder of Australia's first university. But more importantly, with ruthless energy and a volcanic personality this 'convict brat' spent his life as an unrelenting advocate for comprehensive trial by jury, self-government and an Australian Confederation. Articulating a distinctly Australian identity to the world, he has a strong claim to be a founding father of modern Australia.

Wentworth's great personal achievements have been largely forgotten - until now. Andrew Tink, who for nineteen years sat under the looming presence of Wentworth's portrait in the New South Wales Parliament, WC has turned his gaze to this great man of Australian history. The result is a biography that is long overdue and a fascinating and richly rewarding insight into the life of this complex man and the young nation he helped to create.

About the Author

Until March 2006, Andrew Tink was Shadow Attorney General and Shadow Leader of the House in the New South Wales Parliament. Since retiring from Parliament, Andrew has concentrated on two of his great passions - writing and history. His most recent book is Lord Sydney: the life and times of Tommy Townshend.


Format: Paperback | 360 pages

Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51  x 4.45 | 662g

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2009

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publication City/Country: Crows Nest, Australia

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 1741751926

ISBN13: 9781741751925


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in very good condition (very minor scuff marks along the edges). The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. The title page has been inscribed with a message in black pen, a date, and a signature. It looks like it's been done by the author, but it is hard to tell with the handwriting. No other writing in margins. No missing pages. An old and aged, but still a very clean, solid, and readable copy.