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Australian pioneers and reminiscences, 1849-1894

Bartley, Nehemiah, 1830?-18941978
Subject: Nehemiah Bartley was a colonial rover and spectulator. His Australian Pioneers and Reminiscences was first published in 1896. This facsimile edition is published in association with the Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, with an introduction by Emeritus Professor Colin Roderick. Born in England, Bartley joined relatives in Tasmania in 1849 at the age of nineteen. Wanderlust led him to California USA, thento Victoria and Sydney and finally to the goldfields. In 1854 his uncle Edward Tooth of Tooth's Brewery encouraged him to go north to open agencies. He travelled extensively in Queensland and became prosperous, buying large amountsof suburban land between Brisbane and Bowen. He married in 1854 and became part of the Brisbane social establishment taking an active interest in political and business life. In 1866, the land boom burst and he was forced to sell most of his real estate. The last years of his life were spent devoted to journalism. He was engaged in writing these reminiscences at the time of his death. [Inside front flao]
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Sydney : John Ferguson in association with Royal Australian Historical Society, 1978.
vii,424p. ; 22cm.
Pioneers. Australia, 1840-1880. Personal observations. Facsimiles (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0246336)Facsimile reprint. Originally published, Brisbane: Gordon & Gotch, 1896? Ferguson no.6761.Index.
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