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Painting the Islands Vermilion by Archibald Watson

Very good hardback and jacket , slight rubbing to edges, minor marks to jacket.
293 pages
illustrations, portraits
Published In: Australia, 1999

Professor Archibald Watson enjoyed a world-wide reputation for his surgical skill during a long and successful career as a distinguished surgeon and teacher. Would this fame have come about, however, if not for his involvement in the slave-trading activities of the notorious brig "Carl" of Melbourne among the South Pacific Islands in the 1800s? Here is an account of the intriguing career of an extraordinary and paradoxical Australian character.
About the Author

Jennifer M. T. Carter is an independent researcher and writer, the author of "Fate Knows No Tears" and "The Foundling" (as Mary Talbot Cross).

"Archibald Watson's exploits 'have now been brilliantly chronicled in Jennifer Carter's absorbing book . . . Carter is an assiduous biographer who has painted not only the South Sea Islands vermilion but the intrepid blackbirding, bodysnatching bikie to boot." --"The Canberra Times"
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
ISBN: 0522848532
EAN: 9780522848533
Dimensions: 22.0 x 14.0 x 2.0 centimetres

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