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Author Groom, Linda.

Title A steady hand : Governor Hunter & his First Fleet sketchbook / Linda Groom
Published Canberra : National Library of Australia, [2012]
Canberra : National Library of Australia, ©2012
©2012

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Description vi, 229 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
regular print
Contents Boyhood and first years in the Navy -- Ship's Master in the West Indies, India and America -- Lieutenant in Home waters and the West Indies -- Captain of the Sirius -- Exploration and Norfolk Island -- The Hunter Sketchbook -- Voyage of the Waaksamheyd -- Preparation for Governorship -- Governor of New South Wales -- Dismissal -- Final years -- Portfolio of images from the Hunter Sketchbook
Summary Some biographers are critical of John Hunter's leadership style as the Governor of Port Jackson. Others say he was a failure at sea. Linda Groom disagrees and claims that Hunter was an outstanding seaman whose mere survival as governor was an achievement for his time. Linda Groom is Curator of the National Library of Australia's Pictures Collection
Analysis Australian
Australian
Notes Includes portfolio of images from the Hunter sketchbook (Birds & flowers of New South Wales drawn on the spot in 1788, '89 & '90)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes National Library of Australia 2012
Subject Hunter, John, 1728-1793.
Hunter, John, 1737-1821 -- Notebooks
Hunter, John, 1737-1821 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Hunter, John, 1737-1821.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First.
Great Britain. Royal Navy. Fleet, First -- Pictorial works.
Governors -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Natural history illustration -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Governors -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Natural history illustrators -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Natural history illustrators -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Natural history -- Australia -- Pictorial works.
Natural history -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Pictorial works.
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Biography
Genre/Form Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Notebooks.
Author Hunter, John, 1737-1821. Birds & flowers of New South Wales drawn on the spot in 1788, '89 & '90
LC no. 2012453632
ISBN 9780642277077
Other Titles Steady hand : Governor Hunter and his First Fleet sketchbook