Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley and James Macarthur, esquires…. Henry Molesworth OXLEY, James MACARTHUR.
Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley and James Macarthur, esquires…

Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley…
Election for West Camden. Speeches of Henry Molesworth Oxley and James Macarthur, esquires…

Sydney: Reading and Wellbank, n.d. but, 1856.

Octavo, inscribed "from Mr Macarthur" on the title-page, a little toned, a few spots; very good in recent neat brown cloth.

Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as the member for West Camden. Inscribed "from Mr. Macarthur" at the head of the title-page.

Rare pamphlet relating to the first parliament in New South Wales, printing the thoughts of James Macarthur relating to his election as the member for West Camden. Inscribed "from Mr. Macarthur" at the head of the title-page.
James Macarthur was born at Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, schooled in England and Europe, but returned to New South Wales in 1817 to manage the family estates. Astute and considered, he was responsible for many innovations including pursuing his interest in the cultivation of vines, and working to improve the family's merino flock. He worked hard as a politician, and in 1837 published his work on New South Wales, its Present State and Future Prospects. The present work is the most important printed document relating to his brief political career. In 1856 he was elected as one of the founding members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, representing Camden. Macarthur served briefly as colonial treasurer, but soon resigned his seat in order to be re-elected for West Camden. In 1859 he retired.
This rare pamphlet prints Macarthur's address of June 1856, together with the comments of his primary supporter Henry Molesworth Oxley, the younger son of the explorer John Oxley. Henry Oxley would in turn be elected as member for Camden on Macarthur's retirement.
Ferguson knew only his own copy and a second in the Mitchell Library.

Ferguson, 13715.

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