Elizabeth MacArthur: A Life at the Edge of the World

Author(s): Michelle Scott Tucker

Biography & Memoir

In 1788 a young gentlewoman raised in the vicarage of an English village married a handsome, haughty and penniless army officer. In any Austen novel that would be the end of the story, but for the real-life woman who became an Australian farming entrepreneur, it was just the beginning.

John Macarthur took credit for establishing the Australian wool industry and would feature on the two-dollar note, but it was practical Elizabeth who managed their holdings - while dealing with the results of John's manias- duels, quarrels, court cases, a military coup, long absences overseas, grandiose construction projects and, finally, his descent into certified insanity.

Michelle Scott Tucker shines a light on an often-overlooked aspect of Australia's history in this fascinating story of a remarkable woman.


Product Information

Michelle Scott Tucker owns and operates a management consulting company, and lives on a small farm in regional Victoria with her husband and children. Elizabeth Macarthur is her first book.

General Fields

  • : 9781925603422
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : April 2018
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  • : Australia
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : 2018
  • : Paperback