James Stirling: Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia
UWAP, 2003. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy. The d/w is also fine. Scans available if required.
Man of action, naval officer, able administrator, skilled diplomatJames Stirlings distinguished and multi-faceted career carried him to the four corners of the nineteenth-century world. This ambitious biography, seven years in the making, breaks new ground in documenting fully Stirlings path from birth into one of Scotlands oldest families, through to founder and Governor of the Swan River Colony and, ultimately, to Admiral and British naval chief in East Asia.