After living on the Bogan River in the western regions, Kate Gadsby now resides at ‘Nubrygyn’ with her husband Allan. Born in the Nubrygyn district, she is, along with her family, a fourth-generation owner, farmer and grazier.
At intervals, she has spent much of the past 20 years researching the history of the Nubrygyn district and its first settlers. It spans the arrival of convict ships in Sydney Cove to exploration and settlement at Bathurst, Wellington and the land in the ‘outer limits’ beyond the Nineteen Counties. The narrative is of a lawless land and incredible hardship endured by convicts, settlers and Aborigines. Many of the descendants of the Nubrygyn district reside there to this day.
An early Australian history that is richly illustrated with rare documents and works of art from many colonial masters. Discovering the early paintings and photographs for this book has been a labour of love for Kate, who feels passionate about the stories behind the personalities featured in the book.
The book is richly illustrated with many rare and exceptional documents and works of art from colonial masters. Discovering the early paintings and photographs for this book has been a labour of love for Kate, as her passion for the stories and her understanding of the personalities featured in the book began to grow.
Convicts, Capitalists and Corruption is a gripping narrative portraying personal stories of the leaders of Sydney society, convicts building the Mountain Road and the captivating history of the pioneers who established the early settlements west of the Great Divide. Educational and entertaining book talks on request. Order here