Paul Madden

Paul Madden reviews 'Raffles and the Golden Opportunity, 1781–1826'

Paul Madden
25 March 2013

In 1819, when Lachlan Macquarie was shaping New South Wales, Stamford Raffles established the settlement of Singapore, which was to fulfil his dream of becoming a great eastern ‘Emporium’ and which remains a key trade hub in the Asia Pacific region today. But that is about all most people know about the man who gave his name to so many institutions in the modern ... More