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James Macarthur by John Anderson

James Macarthur by John Anderson


James Macarthur: The Untold Story of Naming Kosciuszko


This book includes impressions by Klaus Hueneke AM on page 3.


This book is the story of the 1840 expedition to the Australian Alps, initiated by James Campbell Macarthur while seeking new pasture for his sheep, that culminated in Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, a gentleman from Poland, and ‘an enthusiast in the sciences of mineralogy and geology’ naming Australia’s highest mainland mountain – Kosciuszko.

The book follows their journey through colonial New South Wales outside the Governor’s approved settled districts into the Waste Lands occupied by squatters, convicts and the occasional innkeeper selling grog.

So who was James Macarthur? Included is a concise biography of the extraordinary roller-coaster life of this member of the top echelon of colonial society.


"It is much more than the journey to, or the naming of Kosciuszko."- Klaus Hueneke AM, Historian, Photographer, Writer, Publisher

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