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- Sir George Brookman - A Scot in Adelaide by Helen Whittington
Sir George Brookman - A Scot in Adelaide by Helen Whittington
In 1852, a two-year-old boy reaches the new colony of South Australia with his Scottish family seeking better opportunities.
Through grit, intelligence and drive, George Brookman the man, makes three fortunes - in groceries, silver and gold. He becomes a prominent businessman, politician, cultural connoisseur, philanthropist and a major figure in mining circles, including Broken Hill and the Kalgoorlie Golden Mile.
This is a tale of migrant triumph, of a conservative ambitious man, operating within South Australia's Scottish diaspora. It documents his contribution to the early colony and gives a glimpse of his diverse and interesting family.