Amazing People of Sydney

Biography Books and Audios

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By Dr Charles Margerison

Imagine you had to sail 10,000 miles to an island in the South Pacific Ocean in an old wooden boat. In 1788, that happened to over 1400 English convicts, colonists, captains and men of the Marine Corps. Watched by fearful local Aboriginals, they established a base in a place called New South Wales, Australia. Who were these amazing people? What great stories do they have to tell?  How did they survive and build the great and beautiful city that we now call Sydney? A city tour unlike any other, Amazing People of Sydney brings you in touch with real people who have left us a legacy that we can explore.

Travel through time and meet some of the amazing people who helped Sydney develop. Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities. Explore the inspiring lives of people such as Francis Greenway, Mary Reibey and George Howe. All of them arrived in Sydney as convicts and through their tenacious spirit, grew to become some of the most significant figures in the city. Find out about William Tom’s discovery of gold, and Captain Thunderbolt’s great escape from Cockatoo Island. Be moved by the outstanding work of the tireless humanitarian, Caroline Chisholm, and her work with young women. Discover how Banjo Paterson wrote Waltzing Matilda. These stories, and many others, come alive through BioViews®.
 
What is a BioView®?
 
A BioView® is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.
 

Travel through time and meet some of the amazing people who helped Sydney develop. Read how Governor Arthur Phillip and Bennelong, the captured Aborigine, tried to build relations between the communities.

Featured BioViews®

James Cook - Explorer and Captain HMS Bark Endeavour
Joseph Banks – Botanist
Arthur Phillip - First Governor of New South Wales
Susannah Holmes - Convict and Founding Mother of Australia
Henry Cable - Convict and Founding Father of Australia
Bennelong – Captured Aborigine who visited England
Pemulwuy – Leader of Aboriginal Fighters
Father Dixon- Catholic Priest
Lachlan Macquarie – Governor of New South Wales
Billy Blue - Convict and Ferry Service Operator
John Macarthur – Marine Corps Officer and Farmer
George Howe - Convict and Publisher
Francis Greenway – Convict and Architect
Ralph Darling – Governor of New South Wales
John Hosking - First Mayor of Sydney
Mary Reibey - Business Woman
Elizabeth Macarthur – Farmer
William Tom - Gold Prospector
George Thornton – Mayor of Sydney
Daniel Deniehy - Journalist and Anti-Colonialist
William Wentworth - Explorer and Politician
Mak Sai Ying - First Known Chinese Immigrant
Mary Ann Bugg – Infamous Bushranger
John Fairfax - Publisher
Caroline Chisholm – Humanitarian
Mary O’Neil - Irish Orphan Immigrant
Henry Parkes - Politician
Banjo Paterson – Author
Edmund Barton –Inaugural Prime Minister of Australia
Millicent Preston-Stanley – First Lady in NSW Parliament
John Bradfield - Engineer and Manager
Dally Messenger – Sportsman
Mary Gilmore - Writer
Frank Packer - Publisher
Jack Lang – Politician
James Rowland – Governor of New South Wales
Charles Perkins – Aboriginal Leader
Olympian – Sportsman
Jorn Utzon - Architect
Mi Grant – Immigrant