"John Macarthur: Man of Honour" by Michael Duffy. [review - radio script]
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Michael Duffy’s "John Macarthur: Man of Honour" is more than a biography of John Macarthur, second-fleeter and pioneer pastoralist in New South Wales. It is a history of the beginnings of a society, so precarious at times that one is almost surprised that it could survive. The climax of his book is the rebellion in 1808 which deposed Governor Bligh – commonly known as the Rum Rebellion.