Against the Tide: Salmon Women Pioneers in Colonial New by Perry Ann Snodgrass

By Perry Ann Snodgrass

Pride of their new nation, labor, entrepreneurship, amorous affairs and heartbreak are a part of the tale of 4 younger ladies and their lives in colonial New South Wales.

Against the Tide is a real tale of the 3 other halves and sister of an informed convict, Thomas Armitage Salmon who arrived in Sydney in 1831 at the York. For his white collar crime, he served seven years as a clerk to the Superintendent of shops at Emu Plains.

Thomas’s attractive younger spouse Sarah and their 4 children, observed via his dedicated sister Mary Ann, at the Princess Victoria arriving in Sydney in 1834. After a 12 months the enterprising Sarah opened the profitable Rose lodge at the Western road in Penrith.

The vehement politics of the day have been chronicled via one other spouse. She was once Ann the widow of Robert Howe, of the Howe relatives newspaper dynasty. Her paper, The Sydney Gazette supported the liberal Governor Richard Bourke and her stand, and that of her lover, William Watt, observed many enemies made one of the elites. Ann’s enterprising spirit observed her as one of many first settlers at the newly explored Macleay River.

This booklet follows the lives of those fascinating girls interwoven with the expansion of the colony. It information the adjustments to self govt and the legislation, the top of transportation, establishing of enormous tracts of agricultural land serviced by way of highway, rail and sea go back and forth, public education, the humanities and leisure.

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