"Uncover Your Family's History"

Click the 'person icon' for member login below or to view your profile. 
(Or the 'boxed arrow' if using a mobile device)

Log in
Society of Australian Genealogists - Full Record
You are in Home > Full Record Print Friendly
Full Record
George Howe : Australia's first publisher / Gwenda Robb.
Call No: A3/23/80
Author: Robb, Gwenda, 1941- ;
Publisher: [Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing, c2003].
Subject: Howe, George, 1769 or 1771-1821. ; Howe, George, 1771-1821. ; Howe, George (Verleger) ; Publishers and publishing - Australia Biography. ; Printers - Australia Biography. ; Newspaper publishing - Australia - History. ; Publishers and publishing - Australia - Sydney (N.S.W.) Biography. ; Printers - Australia - Sydney (N.S.W.) Biography. ; Newspaper publishing - Australia - Sydney (N.S.W.) - History. ; Newspaper publishing. ; Printers. ; Publishers and publishing. ; Entreprises de presse - Australie - Sydney (N.-G. du S.) - Histoire. ; Imprimeurs - Australie - Sydney (N.-G. du S.) Biographies. ; New South Wales. ; New South Wales - Sydney. ; New South Wales - History, Local. ; Nouvelle-Galles du Sud - Histoire locale. ; Biography. ; History. ; Local history. ; Biographies. ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: xv, 127 p., [3] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Includes bibliography.
Public Note: Donated by Ralph Hawkins
Summary: It is just two hundred years since the first books and newspapers were published in Sydney. This book explores how George Howe, a convict, become Australia's first official Government Printer and newspaper publisher. Born in 1771 on the island of St Kitts in the West Indies, he was christened Robert Howe. As a young man he traveled to London to further his career as a printer, working for a period at the Times and taking on the alias George Happy (or Happy George) at the time of conviction for theft. Transported to Australia for his crime, on a ship whose passengers were stricken with typhus, he arrived in Sydney a convict and a widower accompanied by his young son Robert.



This is more than just another tale of a convict made good. Gwenda Robb vividly highlights the social history of Howe's life, against the background of Australia's growth from a convict settlement to a self-governing colony. And despite a frustrating lack of documentary evidence, she succeeds admirably in revealing both personal and professional sides of the mysterious but ingenious man.

Click on Author, Subject or Series links to retrieve other items with the same attribute.
Search Shelf Items to search for specific Years, Volumes and Parts
Item Availability
Item Availability
Collapse View
{ 1 } items found
 
Result
Links:
Year:
Volume:
Part:
Copy:
Status:
Location:
1 2003 On Shelf 379 Kent
 
Similar Items
Similar Items
Collapse View
Result:
Links:
Author:
Title:
Year:
Subject:
1 Williams, Roy Thomas, 1963-, author.;
Meyers, Elizabeth, author.;
Mr Eternity : the story of Arthur Stace / by Roy Williams with Elizabeth Meyers. [Variant title:Mister Eternity] 2017 Stace, Arthur, 1885-1967.;
Biographies.;
Biography.;
Eccentrics and eccentricities.;
Eternity.;
Evangelists.;
Graffiti artists.;
Graffiti artists - New South Wales - Sydney Biography.;
Evangelists - New South Wales - Sydney Biography.;
Eccentrics and eccentricities - New South Wales - Sydney Biography.;
Eternity.;
New South Wales - Sydney.;
Biographies.;
Biography.;
Biographies.;
Australia - family history;
2 Ramsland, John, 1942-, author.;
The legacy of Douglas Grant : a notable Aborigine in war and peace : a historical biography / John Ramsland. 2019 Grant, Douglas, 1886?-1951.;
Grant, Douglas, ca.1885-1951.;
Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921);
Men, Aboriginal Australian Biography.;
Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales Biography.;
Scots - New South Wales Biography.;
Aboriginal Australians - Australia - New South Wales Biography.;
Prisoners of war Biography.;
Aboriginal Australians.;
Prisoners of war.;
Social conditions.;
World War, 1914-1918 - Participation, Aboriginal Australian.;
New South Wales - History - 20th century.;
New South Wales - Social conditions - 20th century.;
New South Wales.;
Biography.;
Biographies.;
History.;
Australia - family history;
3 Neuhaus, Susan J., author.;
Mascall-Dare, Sharon, author.;
Not for glory : a centenary of service by medical women to the Australian army and its allies / Susan J. Neuhaus and Sharon Mascall-Dare. [Variant title:Century of service by medical women to the Australian Army and its Allies] 2014 Australia. Australian Army Women Biography.;
Australia. Australian Army. Royal Australian Army Medical Corps History.;
Australia. Australian Army. Medical Corps History.;
Australia. Australian Army.;
Australia. Australian Army. Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.;
Australia. Australian Army. Medical Corps.;
Australia. Army. Royal Australian Army Medical Corps History.;
Australia. Army. Medical Corps History.;
Australia. Army Women Biography.;
Women physicians - Australia Biography.;
Women and the military - Australia - History.;
Medicine, Military - Australia - History.;
Military Medicine.;
Physicians, Women.;
Military Medicine - history.;
Armed Forces - Women.;
Medicine, Military.;
Women and the military.;
Women physicians.;
Military Medicine - history - Australia.;
Military Medicine - Australia Biography.;
Physicians, Women - Australia Biography.;
Australia.;
Biography;
Biographies.;
History.;
Biography.;
Australia - history, military;
Australia;
4 Watson, Pamela.;
Frontier lands and pioneer legends : how pastoralists gained Karuwali land / Pamela Lukin Watson. [Variant title:Frontier lands & pioneer legends] 1998 Duncan family.;
Costello family.;
De Satge, Oscar, b. 1836.;
Durack family.;
Duncan-Kemp, A. M. (Alice Monkton), 1901-1988.;
Durack, Mary, 1913-1994.;
De Satge, Oscar, 1836-.;
De Satge, Oscar, 1836-;
Durack, Patrick, 1834-1898.;
Collins, Robert Martin, 1843-1913.;
Costello, John, 1838-1923.;
Karuwali (Australian people) - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Land tenure.;
Ranchers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Biography.;
Ranchers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Pioneers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Garuwali (Australian people) - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Land tenure.;
Pioneers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Biography.;
Ranchers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) iography - History and criticism.;
Frontier and pioneer life - Australia - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.);
Land tenure - Australia - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.);
Pioneers - Australia - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Ranchers - Australia - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Frontier and pioneer life - Queensland - Channel Country.;
Pioneers - Queensland - Channel Country - Biography - History and criticism.;
Graziers - Queensland - Channel Country - Biography - History and criticism.;
Karuwali (Australian people) - Queensland - Channel Country - Land tenure.;
Land tenure - Queensland - Channel Country.;
Landnahme.;
Tierzuchter.;
Karuwali (Australian people) - Land tenure - Australia - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.);
Karuwali (Australian people) - Land tenure.;
Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-;
Settlement and contacts - Settlers.;
Race relations.;
Race relations - Violent.;
Social organisation.;
Culture - Relationship to land.;
Religion.;
Ceremonies - Initiation.;
Subsistence and economy.;
Garuwali / Karuwali language (L35) (Qld SG54-07);
Karuwali (Australian people) - History.;
Frontier and pioneer life - Australia - Queensland.;
Pioneers - Australia - Queensland Biography.;
Ranchers - Australia - Queensland Biography.;
Land tenure - Australia - Queensland.;
Kolonisten.;
Herinneringen.;
Frontier and pioneer life.;
Karuwali (Australian people);
Land tenure.;
Pioneers.;
Ranchers.;
Garuwali (Australian people) - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Land tenure.;
Land tenure - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.);
Land tenure - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.);
Ranchers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Karuwali (Australian people) - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust) - Land tenure.;
Pioneers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Frontier and pioneer life - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.);
Karuwali (Australian people) - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Land tenure.;
Karuwali (Australian people) - Land tenure - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.);
Frontier and pioneer life - Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.);
Ranchers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Pioneers - Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Biography - History and criticism.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S. Aust.) - Social life and customs.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S.A) - Social life and customs.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - History.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S.A.) - Social life and customs.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - Social life and customs.;
Australien.;
Canterbury map area (Qld Far West SG54-07);
Queensland.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S. Aust) - Social life and customs.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S. Aust.) - History.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust) - Social life and customs.;
Channel Country (Qld.-S.Aust.) - History.;
Biography.;
History.;
Biographies.;
Queensland - pioneers & settlement;
Australia - Queensland;
5 Geason, Susan, 1946-, author.;
Australian Broadcasting Corporation;
Great Australian girls / Susan Geason. 1999 Buckingham, Bev, 1965-;
Sauvage, Louise, 1974-;
Fraser, Dawn Lorraine, MBE, 1937-;
Cawley, Evonne Goolagong, 1951-;
Children's Publication.;
Women.;
Women - Australia Biography.;
Women - Australia - Biography.;
Women - Australia - History Juvenile literature.;
Biography.;
Australia.;
Women - Australia - Biography Juvenile literature.;
Women - Australia - History.;
History.;
Juvenile works.;
Biographies.;
Australia - biography, collections;
Australia;
6 Ramsland, John, 1942-;
The Rainbow Beach man : the life and times of Les Ridgeway, Worimi elder / John Ramsland. 2009 Ridgeway, Les, 1928-;
New South Wales. Aboriginal Welfare Board.;
Australia. Dept. of Aboriginal Affairs.;
Worimi (Australian people) - New South Wales Biography.;
Australia - family history;
New South Wales.;
Australia.;
Biography.;
New South Wales;
7 Partlett, Launa.;
Guluguba pioneers : stories from a Queensland rural community / by Launa Partlett. 1986 Gillis family;
Partlett family;
Willacy family;
Gordon family;
Frontier and pioneer life - Queensland - Guluguba.;
Guluguba (Qld.) Biography.;
Guluguba (Qld.) - History.;
Queensland - History.;
Queensland - biography, dictionaries;
Australia - Queensland;
Queensland;
Biography.;
History.;
8 Hayes, Neville F.;
Hayes, Barry.;
Billy Stutt and the Richmond fly boys : a history of the New South Wales State Aviation School : 1915-1918 and beyond / by Neville F Hayes ; [compiled by Barry Hayes]. [Variant title:History of the New South Wales State Aviation School : 1915-1918 and beyond] 2008 Stutt, W. J.;
Stutt, W. J. (William J.);
New South Wales. State Aviation School History.;
RAAF Base Richmond (N.S.W.) History.;
Air pilots, Military - New South Wales - Richmond.;
Flight schools - New South Wales - Richmond.;
Flight training - New South Wales - Richmond.;
RAAF Base (Richmond, N.S.W.) - History.;
Australia - history, air force;
Australia - New South Wales;
New South Wales.;
History.;
New South Wales;
9 Thomas, David.;
McAndrew, Mark.;
Born in the hour of victory : Cranbrook School, 1918-1993 / David Thomas and Mark McAndrew. 1998 Cranbrook School (Sydney, N.S.W.) History.;
Private schools - New South Wales - Sydney - History.;
Private schools - Australia - Sydney (N.S.W.) - History.;
Private schools.;
Bellevue Hill (N.S.W.);
New South Wales - Sydney.;
History.;
New South Wales - schools & colleges;
Australia - New South Wales;
10 Display Web Site Uptin, Keith C., writer of foreword.;
Toomey, Yvonne, writer of preface.;
Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society issuing body.;
Tile tales : the stories behind the names on the tiles on the external front wall of the Port Macquarie Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool / [foreword by] Keith C Uptin OAM ; [preface by] Yvonne Toomey. 2018 Port Macquarie Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool (N.S.W.);
Community life - New South Wales - Port Macquarie.;
Monuments - New South Wales - Port Macquarie.;
Art, Municipal - New South Wales - Port Macquarie.;
History.;
Family history, tracing ancestors.;
Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) Genealogy.;
Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) Biography.;
Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) - History.;
Port Macquarie (N.S.W.) - Social life and customs.;
Australia Biography.;
Biographies.;
New South Wales - biography, collections;
Australia - New South Wales;

Can't find what you're looking for? Search here ...

LOCATIONS

Our Research Centre is at 2/379 Kent St, Sydney.

Our office is at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St, Sydney.

Location map

See our hours of opening for each building.

CONTACT US

Call : +61 2 9247 3953

Email

1932 - 2022 Society of Australian Genealogists | Privacy Policy |  Website Design : Advance Association Management