Cherry, Derelie.

Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) was a controversial and important figure of Australian colonial society. The Macleay Museum at the University of Sydney and Macleay Street in Kings Cross remind us of the significance of Alexander Macleay, whilst the Royal Botanic Gardens, the New South Wales State Library, the Australian Museum and the Australian Club are just a few of Australia’s early institutions that benefited from his active involvement. Macleay’s chief natural history interest was entomology and his entomological collection formed the basis of the Macleay Museum. His magnificent house, Elizabeth Bay House, is still the finest colonial mansion in New South Wales. This biography will take its rightful place amongst the definitive histories of Australia’s founding fathers.

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Paradise Publishing, Large octavo, dustwrapper, colour and black and white photographs.

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Weight 1355 g