The Colonial Governors of NSW

“I never heard of any one single person having so great a power invested in him as the Governor has by his Commission,” said Ralph Clark about Arthur Phillip, first Governor of NSW. But the Governor had to be the one person to represent British law throughout the colony. That autocratic rule ended officially in 1856 but the Governor continued to wield substantial power, both legally and personally so their characters, wealth, and values, are significant as well as fascinating. Find out the stories behind the place names and discover the ongoing drama that is the spine of our history.


DELIVERY MODE

  • This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom.
  • This course requires students to have an email, a reliable internet connection, a microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • One Man Rule (1788-1856): Phillip, Hunter, King, Bligh, Macquarie, Brisbane, Darling, Bourke, Gipps
  • Self-Government (1856-1900): FitzRoy, Denison, Young, Belmore, Robinson, Loftus, Carrington, Jersey, Duff, Hampden, Beauchamp


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the lives of the Governors of NSW.
  2. Describe the times, challenges, public style and achievements of each governor.
  3. Discuss the evolution of self government in New South Wales.
  4. Assess the significance of each governor.
$39 Limited

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