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Scholarly Musings: Colonial Brothers

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Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor

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Sydney, NSW 2000

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Colonial Brothers: Robert and Helenus Scott of Glendon

With Dr Mark Dunn

Robert and Helenus Scott arrived in NSW in 1821 and took up a large estate in the newly opened Hunter Valley. They were part of a wave of free, wealthy emigrants and their family legacy lives on through the books and papers of David Scott Mitchell, their nephew, which formed the basis of the Mitchell Library. As prodigious letter writers and keepers of journals, the Scott brothers created a rich archive. This talk will examine their impact on colonial NSW and question whether their legacy is as civilised as they hoped.

Dr Mark Dunn is an independent scholar and professional historian. He was the CH Currey Fellow for 2016.

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