A Letter to the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Glenelg, Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies…. John BINGLE.

A Letter to the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Glenelg…
A Letter to the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Glenelg, Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies…

London: Henry Stocking, 1837.

Octavo, in the publisher's blind blocked navy cloth with gilt lettering.

Governor Bourke, Mr Bingle, and some cattle rustling

Fiery letters from the Australian magistrate and landholder John Bingle to Lord Glenelg, concerning his trial on the charge of cattle-stealing. Bingle had earlier clashed with the governor Sir Richard Bourke, who censured him for holding petty sessions for trying convicts at his rural residence. Bingle's first open letter to the Secretary of State for the Colonies concerned this matter and was published in Sydney in 1832. In the coming years Bingle continued to irritate Bourke, who ultimately removed him from the bench.

Fiery letters from the Australian magistrate and landholder John Bingle to Lord Glenelg, concerning his trial on the charge of cattle-stealing. Bingle had earlier clashed with the governor Sir Richard Bourke, who censured him for holding petty sessions for trying convicts at his rural residence. Bingle's first open letter to the Secretary of State for the Colonies concerned this matter and was published in Sydney in 1832. In the coming years Bingle continued to irritate Bourke, who ultimately removed him from the bench.
The allegations were widely considered politically motivated and, although the charges were dismissed, news of the disgrace reached London before Bingle arrived in 1837 to deliver a petition to Parliament critical of Bourke's administration. Throughout the trial and its aftermath, Bingle enjoyed the support of the Sydney newspapers, which used the sham trial to criticise the governor.

Ferguson, 2233.

Price (AUD): $885.00  other currencies     Ref: #4107184

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