Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of General Darling, while Governor of New South Wales. with the Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix. DARLING: SUDDS AND THOMPSON CASE, PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of General Darling, while Governor of New South Wales. with the Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix.

Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of General Darling, while Governor of New South Wales…
Report from the Select Committee on the Conduct of General Darling, while Governor of New South Wales. with the Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix.

London: Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 1 September 1835.

Folio, 168 pp., complete with the original blue printed wrappers bound in at end; edges uncut; a very attractive copy in a good modern binding of half blue morocco.

Governor Darling attacked and exonerated

A very good copy of this important report, detailing the sometimes controversial governorship of Ralph Darling, and of particular importance for the investigation into the Sudds and Thompson trial, the cause célèbre which divided Sydney, after Darling personally intervened to inflict harsh penalty on two private soldiers. Darling's chief attackers were William Charles Wentworth (and the Australian) and Captain Robison. 'An extremely important source of information with reference to this famous case' (Ferguson).

A very good copy of this important report, detailing the sometimes controversial governorship of Ralph Darling, and of particular importance for the investigation into the Sudds and Thompson trial, the cause célèbre which divided Sydney, after Darling personally intervened to inflict harsh penalty on two private soldiers. Darling's chief attackers were William Charles Wentworth (and the Australian) and Captain Robison. 'An extremely important source of information with reference to this famous case' (Ferguson).
The Select Committee cleared Darling of wrongdoing, and here publishes their findings along with the testimonies provided during the investigation. While the report completely exonerated Darling, it nonetheless prints in exhaustive detail the case against him, notably the interviews done with Captain Robert Robison of the Royal Veterans then serving in Newcastle. Robison protested the severity of the punishment, and saw it as a chance to make political capital against Darling, but was subsequently court-martialled and cashiered. The report, therefore, also goes into questions relating to grants of crown land, mismanagement of funds for the New South Wales Veteran Companies, and the freedom of the press.

Ferguson, 1960.

Price (AUD): $2,700.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504381

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