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The Resource 'A Delicious Bundle of Prejudices' : The Australian Life of George William Rusden, Paul Nicholls

'A Delicious Bundle of Prejudices' : The Australian Life of George William Rusden, Paul Nicholls

Label
'A Delicious Bundle of Prejudices' : The Australian Life of George William Rusden
Title
'A Delicious Bundle of Prejudices'
Title remainder
The Australian Life of George William Rusden
Statement of responsibility
Paul Nicholls
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this biography of George William Rudsen, Paul Nicholls explores the paradoxes inherent in the life of an extraordinary man. One who gained renown and is remembered today for his scholarship, though his formal schooling ended when he was fifteen. One who favoured laissez-faire economics yet advocated strong government. One who as a civil servant upheld the prerogative of parliament yet opposed manhood sufferage and was boundlessly contemptuous of politicians who pandered to the massess. One who criticised fellow Anglicans who were addicted to a bigoted 'denominationalism'. And one who tirelessly and copiously blamed his fellow settlers for the depraved condition of 'the Australians', whose tribal lands had been usurped and who were frequently oppressed and ill-treated - thus sullying England's good name by depriving the Aborigines of their sacred right, as British subjects, to be treated equally before the law. When Rusden died in 1903, he was described as 'a delicious bundle of prejudices'. A consummate Englishman, his love of his adopted country was unquestionable. It is unlikely, however, that he perceived Australia as 'a new Britannia in another world', and tempting to conclude that an old Britannia in the existing world suited him well enough
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholls, Paul
Dewey number
351.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rusden, G. W.
  • Civil servants
  • Historians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Political rights
  • Aborigininal Australians
  • Great Britiain
Label
'A Delicious Bundle of Prejudices' : The Australian Life of George William Rusden, Paul Nicholls
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Bibliography: pages 474 -482
  • Index: pages 483 - 488
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Colonial Youth -- 1. Privateer's Progeny -- 2. Australian Pastoral; Cantonese Clerkship -- Part Two: Religion and Schooling -- 3. Rusden and the Four Rs -- 4. An Educational Backdrop -- 5. 'Sacred Agent' -- 6. Committed Commissioner, 1853-1863 -- 7. Collapse of an Ideal, 1856-1872 -- 8. University, College and School -- Part Three: Politics and Empire -- 9. The Australians -- 10. The Masses, the Classes and the Constitution -- 11. Governors, Pacific Islanders, Imperial Federation -- 12. A Hero and Time Servers; Bad Luck of the Irish -- Part Four: Literature, Libel and Sport -- 13. William Shakespeare: A Nation's Apotheosis -- 14. Charles Dickens: Colonial Counsellor -- 15. 'Seditious Libeller'? -- 16. A Sporting Life -- 17. 'Eighty-Four Is a Good Score' -- Conclusion
Control code
000064472577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 488 pages
Isbn
9781925801507
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1078147793
Label
'A Delicious Bundle of Prejudices' : The Australian Life of George William Rusden, Paul Nicholls
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Bibliography: pages 474 -482
  • Index: pages 483 - 488
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Colonial Youth -- 1. Privateer's Progeny -- 2. Australian Pastoral; Cantonese Clerkship -- Part Two: Religion and Schooling -- 3. Rusden and the Four Rs -- 4. An Educational Backdrop -- 5. 'Sacred Agent' -- 6. Committed Commissioner, 1853-1863 -- 7. Collapse of an Ideal, 1856-1872 -- 8. University, College and School -- Part Three: Politics and Empire -- 9. The Australians -- 10. The Masses, the Classes and the Constitution -- 11. Governors, Pacific Islanders, Imperial Federation -- 12. A Hero and Time Servers; Bad Luck of the Irish -- Part Four: Literature, Libel and Sport -- 13. William Shakespeare: A Nation's Apotheosis -- 14. Charles Dickens: Colonial Counsellor -- 15. 'Seditious Libeller'? -- 16. A Sporting Life -- 17. 'Eighty-Four Is a Good Score' -- Conclusion
Control code
000064472577
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 488 pages
Isbn
9781925801507
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1078147793

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