JOHN MACARTHUR – “Visionary or Villain”

John McArthur [Image courtesy of City of Sydney Historical Association]

City of Sydney Historical Association September Lecture

JOHN MACARTHUR – ‘Visionary or Villain’

Guest Speaker – Patrick Dodd
Saturday 9th September at 2.00pm

Macarthur is remembered by most people for laying the foundations of the great Australian wool industry. In fact he spent so much time away from home fighting Governors and facing a court martial in England, his practical achievements owe a very great deal to the persistence and loyalty of his wife and sons. He was a complex character. Some saw him as scheming and devious with disdain for any official who dared to thwart his ambitions. Others saw him as a brilliant publicist and organiser who did much to focus and promote attention to the potential of the colony.

Patrick Dodd is a volunteer guide at the State library of NSW, the Australian Maritime Museum and HM Bark Endeavour.

Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $3 Members $6 Visitors

No bookings required.

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