The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration. Henry George GREY.
The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.
The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

The Colonial Policy of Lord John Russell's Administration.

London: Richard Bentley, 1853.

Two volumes, octavo, a fine set in contemporary full polished calf, gilt spines, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, blind stamped by W. R. Piddington, Sydney bookseller.

Australian colonies at a turning point

Henry Grey was appointed to lead the Colonial Office during the administration of Lord John Russell. He made some successes in in North America, but remained less enthusiastic towards the Australian colonies.

Henry Grey was appointed to lead the Colonial Office during the administration of Lord John Russell. He made some successes in in North America, but remained less enthusiastic towards the Australian colonies.

'Their convict origins, their very recent establishment and their unfortunate lack of outstanding governors combined to make him uninstructed and high-handed in his Australian policies. The lack of sympathy between Grey and Sir Charles FitzRoy was particularly significant' (ADB). Appendices include correspondence between Grey and Charles Fitzroy.

Ferguson, 10090.

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