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    A Forgers Progress
    A Forgers Progress
    The Life of Francis Greenway
    Talented, well trained and confident in his own abilities and worth, Australia's first government architect was also hot - headed and tactless. Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last - minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was transported to New South Wales in 1814. Within a single eventful decade, Greenway's and Governor Lachlan Macquarie's transformation of Sydney from a ramshackle convict garrison into an elegant city was well under way with buildings like the Hyde Park Barracks, St James' Church, Supreme Court and Windsor courthouse. Award - winning author Alasdair McGregor - in the first biography of Greenway since 1953 - scrutinises the life and work of a man beset by contradictions and demons. He profiles Greenway's landmark buildings, his meteoric rise and his complex and fraught relationship with Governor Macquarie, along with his thwarted ambitions and self - destruction. All played out in a fledgling colony in the throes of change from far - flung gaol to a society of free settlers. 'Beautifully crafted, superbly evoked ? a great tale, told by a master.' - Peter FitzSimons
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    Book Author
    Alasdair McGregor
    Genre History , Biography & Autobiography
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459689831
    Publisher
    UNSW Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date
    25-Nov-2014

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