Rum Rebellion: A Study of the Overthrow of Governor Bligh by John Macarthur and the New South Wales Corps

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    First Edition.

    22cm x 15cm. xx, 365 pages, colour frontispiece. Blue cloth, gilt lettering, lettered jacket with illustrated onlay.

    On January 26th, 1808, officers and members of the New South Wales Corps marched to Government House in Sydney in an act of rebellion against Governor William Bligh. The Rum Rebellion was the only time in Australian history where military force has been successful in overthrowing a government. Written by Australian politician Herbert Vere Evatt who was a judge of the High Court of Australia at the time. Includes the John Murtagh Macrossan Memorial lectures delivered at the University of Queensland, June 1937.

    Minor foxing and tanning. Soiling and minor insect damage to jacket. Small sticker rub to jacket upper panel. Good Condition.