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									The All-Time Australian 200 Rich List
Author: William D. Rubinstein
Other: BRW
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IntroductionRules of engagementThe top 200 all-time richest AustraliansThe first era: 1788-1849The
richest Australians of the first eraThe second era: 1850-99The richest Australians of the second eraThe
second era also-rans'The third era: 1900-80The richest Australians of the third eraWealth-holders worth
400 000 or moreThe current era: 1980-todayThe current richest Australians
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A social history of wealth in Australia that reveals how the richest ever Australians made their
money.Who have been the wealthiest Australians ever?How many are still alive today?How do we
measure wealth through the ages and how do today's wealth giants like Murdoch and Packer compare
with those in the past?This extraordinary social history lists over 200 of the wealthiest Australians of all
time. Readers will delight in the astonishing history of these individuals:* the surgeon who joined in the
1797 Mutiny of the British fleet and was transported to Sydney, who then developed the largest medical
practice in the colony and became a major landowner;* one of the most famous Australians who allegedly
amassed his wealth by getting officers and small landholders drunk at his public house and then allowing
them to sign away their rights to their possessions as security for their debts;* the director of the Bank of
New South Wales who committed suicide due to a bad case of depression and gout;* the pronounced
lunatic' who got into constant strife with the governor;* the grazier who was stabbed in the groin with a
pair of sheep-shears;* one of Australia's richest ever women and the great mystery surrounding her.With
detailed information on how they made their money and what sort of people they were and are, The All-
time Australian 200 Rich List paints a lively portrait of these distinctive individuals. Some of them were
transported as convicts, others had de facto relationships with convicts, and yet as a group they became
the nation's wealthiest people and formed the very foundation of our traditional ideas about how Australian
history and its economic development were created.Professor William D. Rubinstein has 14 books to his
credit, including Men of Property: The Very Wealthy in Britain Since the Industrial Revolution (Rutgers
University Press, 1981), The Jews in Australia (AE Press, 1986) and Jews in the Sixth Continent edited
by W.D. Rubinstein (Allen & Unwin, 1987). He holds the Chair in History at the University of Aberystwyth
(Wales) and previously held academic posts at the Australian National and Deakin Universities.
Author Bio
William D. Rubinstein
Professor William D. Rubinstein has 14 books to his credit, including Men of Property: The Very Wealthy
in Britain Since the Industrial Revolution (Rutgers University Press, 1981), The Jews in Australia (AE
Press, 1986) and Jews in the Sixth Continent edited by W.D. Rubinstein (Allen and Unwin, 1987). He
holds the Chair in History at the University of Aberystwyth (Wales) and previously held academic posts at
the Australian National and Deakin Universities.


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Professor William D. Rubinstein has 14 books to his credit, including Men of Property: The Very Wealthy
in Britain Since the Industrial Revolution (Rutgers University Press, 1981), The Jews in Australia (AE
Press, 1986) and Jews in the Sixth Continent edited by W.D. Rubinstein (Allen and Unwin, 1987). He
holds the Chair in History at the University of Aberystwyth (Wales) and previously held academic posts at
the Australian National and Deakin Universities.

								
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