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Anthony Trollope’s Australian Adventures
With Dr Nigel Stark
Prolific novelist and inveterate traveller Anthony Trollope explored Australia and New Zealand in the 1870s: the first celebrity to tour Australasia. His memoir inspired by those adventures was subsequently described by The Times as ‘the best account’ of those lands ‘yet published’. Australian author Nigel Starck reveals the full story: encounters with gold prospectors, the indigenous peoples of Australia and New Zealand, convicts and pioneers; constant battles with the colonial press; the son whose life as a sheep farmer inspired a novel; and the ancient baronetcy inherited by Trollope’s Australian descendants.