Beverley Kingston

Beverley Kingston reviews 'James Macarthur' by John Manning Ward and 'Philip Gidley King' by Jonathan King and John King

June 1982, no. 41 01 June 1982
Beverley Kingston reviews 'James Macarthur' by John Manning Ward and 'Philip Gidley King' by Jonathan King and John King
The paths of James Macarthur and Philip Gidley King crossed in 1801 when Macarthur was a very small boy. King, then governor of New South Wales, sent Macarthur’s father, John, to England for trial for illicit duelling, fearing that Macarthur Senior had too many allies in the colony to secure a conviction there. Young James Macarthur was six by the time his father returned, far from the chastened ... (read more)