Painting The Islands Vermilion

Painting The Islands Vermilion

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Professor Archibald Watson enjoyed a world-wide reputation for his surgical skill during a long and successful career as a distinguished surgeon and teacher. Would this fame have come about, however, if not for his involvement in the slave-trading activities of the notorious brig "Carl" of Melbourne among the South Pacific Islands? Here is an account of the intriguing career of an extraordinary and paradoxical Australian character.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 293 pages
  • 144.8 x 218.4 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • illustrations, portraits
  • 0522848532
  • 9780522848533

About Jennifer Carter

Jennifer M. T. Carter is an independent researcher and writer, the author of "Fate Knows No Tears" and "The Foundling" (as Mary Talbot Cross).
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"Archibald Watson's exploits 'have now been brilliantly chronicled in Jennifer Carter's absorbing book . . . Carter is an assidious biographer who has painted not only the South Sea Islands vermilion but the intrepid blackbirding, bodysnatching bikie to boot." --"The Canberra Times"
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