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Scholarly scoundrel : Laurence Hynes Halloran : fake, forgerand and father : Australia's pioneer headmaster / Jan Worthington.
Call No: A6/HAL/14
Author: Worthington, Janet R., author. ;
Subject: Halloran, Laurence Hynes, 1765-1831. ; Convicts - Australia Biography. ; Teachers - Australia Biography. ; Clergy - Australia Biography. ; Prisoners - Australia Biography. ; Australia - History - 19th century. ; Australia - family history ; Australia ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: 256 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, genealogical tables, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Public Note: Donated by Jan Worthington
Summary: Until Laurence HALLORAN got to Australia in Governor Macquaries time, there was nowhere for anyone to get more than rudimentary schooling. But Australias educational leader in convict times was a flawed and fascinating product of the 18th century. Biographer Jan Worthington gives us the first book to present the whole, sordid story of the self-styled doctor of classical studies--who in England as a naval recruit was jailed for knifing a fellow sailor. Who had to flee South Africa when he enraged colonial authorities. Who trailed around wives, mistresses and 22 children in a career on four continents. Who impersonated a graduate and a clergyman, and was transported to N.S.W. after authorities found conterfeit print blocks in his flat. With a gift of alienating people who mattered, Halloran had to keep on the move, so his life story is a stranger-than-fiction tour through the high society and low life of a bygone world: capital cities, battles, English villages, churches, prisons, rising colonies, schools and ships.

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