Two elopements and a colonising theory [by Professor Ernest Scott, 1 July 1939]

[Editor: This is part seven of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott. This article is about Edward Gibbon Wakefield.] Men who made Australia — No. 7 Two elopements and a colonising theory By Professor Sir Ernest Scott I have before me a shabby little brown book which was written 110 […]

Strzelecki, who first found gold in the continent [by Professor Ernest Scott, 24 June 1939]

[Editor: This is part six of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott.] Men who made Australia — No. 6 Strzelecki, who first found gold in the continent By Professor Sir Ernest Scott A Polish nobleman who was unjustly “identified” as the original of Count Smorltork in “Pickwick Papers,” Count Strzelecki […]

Sturt and the great river system: “Greatest Australian Explorer” [by Professor Ernest Scott, 17 June 1939]

[Editor: This is part five of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott. Published in The Advertiser (Adelaide), 17 June 1939.] Men who made Australia — No. 5 Sturt and the great river system “Greatest Australian explorer” In the fifth article of his series, “Men Who Made Australia,” Professor Sir Ernest […]

James Stirling, who founded Western Australia [by Professor Ernest Scott, 10 June 1939]

[Editor: This is part four of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott.] Men who made Australia — No. 4 James Stirling, who founded Western Australia By Professor Sir Ernest Scott The British Government displayed a curious unconcern about the future of Australia when colonisation was in progress, and was inclined […]

Macquarie, who adopted the name Australia [by Professor Ernest Scott , 3 June 1939]

[Editor: This is part three of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott. This article is about Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales 1810-1821.] Men who made Australia — No. 3 Macquarie, who adopted the name Australia By Professor Ernest Scott In addition to being the first to persevere in […]