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Author Moore, Andrew, 1953-

Title Francis de Groot : Irish fascist, Australian legend / Andrew Moore
Published Annandale, N.S.W. : Federation Press, 2005

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Description x, 222 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements vii -- Notes x -- Abbreviations x -- Intfoduction 1 -- Chapter 1 -- A Dublin Childhood 7 -- Chapter 2 -- To Australia 21 -- Chapter 3 -- Fighting Man 34 -- Chapter 4 -- Furniture Man 43 -- Chapter 5 -- Street Fighting Man 56 -- Chapter 6 -- Opening the "De Groot Bridge" 82 -- Chapter 7 -- Debating the Legend 99 -- Chapter 8 -- Incarceration 124 -- Chapter 9 -- Toast of the town 136 -- Chapter 10 -- Calmer Waters 156 -- Chapter 11 -- Among the Reds 171 -- Epilogue 185 -- Legacy 201 -- Sources 208 -- Index 211
Summary The first biography on Francis de Groot who became part of Australian folklore for his part in the opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932. This story of the Bridge opening in all its colourful detail sheds new light on the bizarre circumstances that had brought New South Wales to the brink of civil war, and on de Groot himself
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject De Groot, Francis, 1888-1969.
De Groot, Francis Edward, 1988-1969
De Groot, Francis (Francis Edward)
De Groot, Francis Edward
New Guard (Organization) -- History.
New Guard (Organization)
New Guard -- History
New Guard (Australia) -- History
Antique dealers -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Biography.
Fascists -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Biography.
Irish -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Biography.
Antique dealers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- ?́ƠBiography
Fascists -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- ?́ƠBiography
Irish -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- ?́ƠBiography
Antique dealers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Biography
Fascists -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Biography
Irish -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Biography
New South Wales -- History.
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- ?́ƠBiography
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 1922-1945
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
LC no. 2006404248
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