By Perry Ann Snodgrass
Pride of their new nation, exertions, entrepreneurship, amorous affairs and heartbreak are a part of the tale of 4 younger ladies and their lives in colonial New South Wales.
Against the Tide is a real tale of the 3 better halves and sister of an informed convict, Thomas Armitage Salmon who arrived in Sydney in 1831 at the York. For his white collar crime, he served seven years as a clerk to the Superintendent of shops at Emu Plains.
Thomas’s attractive younger spouse Sarah and their 4 childrens, followed via his dedicated sister Mary Ann, at the Princess Victoria arriving in Sydney in 1834. After a 12 months the enterprising Sarah opened the profitable Rose lodge at the Western road in Penrith.
The vehement politics of the day have been chronicled through one other spouse. She was once Ann the widow of Robert Howe, of the Howe family members newspaper dynasty. Her paper, The Sydney Gazette supported the liberal Governor Richard Bourke and her stand, and that of her lover, William Watt, observed many enemies made one of the elites. Ann’s enterprising spirit observed her as one of many first settlers at the newly explored Macleay River.
This publication follows the lives of those attention-grabbing girls interwoven with the expansion of the colony. It info the alterations to self govt and the legislations, the tip of transportation, beginning of huge tracts of agricultural land serviced via street, rail and sea commute, public education, the humanities and leisure.
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