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Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales' tenth Governor and Australia's first Governor-General

Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales' tenth Govemor and Australia's first Governor-General, the colony's first aristocratic and civilian administrator; a Governor who, undeservedly, appears to have 'slipped through the cracks' of Australian history.

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Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales' tenth Governor and Australia's first Governor-General

Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales' tenth Govemor and Australia's first Governor-General, the colony's first aristocratic and civilian administrator; a Governor who, undeservedly, appears to have 'slipped through the cracks' of Australian history.

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Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales' tenth Governor and Australia's first Governor-General

Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales' tenth Govemor and Australia's first Governor-General, the colony's first aristocratic and civilian administrator; a Governor who, undeservedly, appears to have 'slipped through the cracks' of Australian history.

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FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours

Book published by Pilar Publishing

In general, few early New South Wales Governors are remembered – Phillip (because he started it all), Bligh (because of the military coup) and Macquarie (because he threw money around, erecting buildings and naming places after himself) seem to be the forerunners.

What about FitzRoy? His name does not spring readily to mind and you wonder why – as Governor his achievements were many. Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy was New South Wales’ tenth Governor and Australia’s first Governor-General, the colony’s first aristocratic and civilian administrator; a Governor who, undeservedly, appears to have ‘slipped through the cracks’ of Australian history.

FitzRoy’s administration, 1846 – 1855, oversaw a critical period in the colony’s development. He worked with the likes of Wentworth, Parkes and Lang, men destined to become giant political figures in New South Wales’ early history.

There is a lot more to FitzRoy than rumours set in motion in 1847 would have us believe.

Lyn Fergusson’s biography FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours transports the reader, firstly to Harrow then the battlefields of Waterloo, on a journey to discover the real Governor FitzRoy.

FitzRoy – Beyond the Rumours is available for $39.95, postage free within Australia

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