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Charles Robert, Barron Carrington

Bolton, G. (2009) Charles Robert, Barron Carrington. In: Clune, D. and Turner, K., (eds.) The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010. The Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, pp. 332-351.

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Towards the end of Lord Carrington's successful five years as Governor of New South Wales an editorial writer claimed that his appointment was a consequence of Lord Rosebery's visit to Australia at the end of 1883. Rosebery, it was stated, "saw that the policy of the Imperial Government in appointing impecunious peers or played out diplomats to represent the Crown in New South Wales had caused a great deal of dissatisfaction among the colonists".' They thought themselves less well regarded than India or Canada, where recent Viceregal appointments had tended to be members of the House of Lords of some seniority and prestige. Canada's Government House indeed had been occupied from 1878 to 1883 by Queen Victoria's son-in-law, the Marquess of Lome.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Arts
Publisher: The Federation Press
Copyright: 2009 The Federation Press and Contributors
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