In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
This lively narrative delves into the private and public worlds of Edward Charles Close, Father of the Hunter and one of the Duke of Wellington's Men in Australia.
Based on extensive use of primary sources in England and Australia, private family papers, and diaries and correspondence of contemporaries, Ann Beaumont brings to life a man whose contribution to the colony of New South Wales has been largely undervalued. His prolific output of sketches and paintings throughout his lifetime enhances this long overdue biography.
Born in Bengal and raised to maturity on his uncle's English estate, Edward Close served as a lieutenant in the 48th Northamptonshire Regiment of Foot during the Peninsular Wars, and later in Ireland. He arrived in the colony with his regiment in 1817, later resigning his commission and carving an estate from the wilderness with convict labour, and creating the town of Morpeth.
From soldier to settler Close shaped a world for himself that would have been impossible in England, leaving a legacy not only for his many descendants but for the wider community he served for more than forty years.