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.
Terence Aubrey Murray was twenty-seven when he based his pastoral activities in Canberra, long before it was chosen for the national capital of Australia. This book is not only a biography of this outstanding pioneer, but also a fascinating, vivid and intimate account of the lives of settlers in the area. Original diaries and letters reveal the inner life of some of the young men and women – their joys, hopes, struggles and heartbreaks.
Murray lived mainly at Yarralumla, his large property on the Limestone Plains, with its outstations in the high country and beyond. He had between fifty and sixty men working for him, mostly convicts. His homestead has been much remodelled and improved and is now the residence of the governor-general. He was a great horseman and explored in the Snowy Mountains. He was well read, intelligent and idealistic. In 1843 he became the first member of parliament for an electorate in New South Wales that included Canberra.