Painting The Islands Vermilion
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.
- Hardback | 293 pages
- 144.8 x 218.4 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
- 01 Nov 1999
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
- illustrations, portraits
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).
"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"