Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with stickers, stamps and a protective plastic cover. Some edgewear.
Born in 1857 on an island in the Hunter Estuary, NSW, James Clark was orphaned at age two, arrived penniless in Brisbane ten years later, and never looked back.
Starting out in Torres Strait at 23, he became the dominant figure in Australia's pearl shelling industry, The Pearl King. Then, with a young partner, he built one of the nation's biggest pastoral companies.
He ran an oyster business in Moreton Bay that supplied gourmet markets as far away as Perth, and was prominent in Queensland's yachting and horseracing fraternities.
Includes bibliography (pages 365-372) and index.