The Resource Slippery Jim or patriotic statesman? : James Macandrew of Otago, R.J. Bunce

Slippery Jim or patriotic statesman? : James Macandrew of Otago, R.J. Bunce

Label
Slippery Jim or patriotic statesman? : James Macandrew of Otago
Title
Slippery Jim or patriotic statesman?
Title remainder
James Macandrew of Otago
Statement of responsibility
R.J. Bunce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a biography of one of New Zealands most colourful and persuasive politicians. When James Macandrew arrived in Dunedin from Scotland in 1851, other settlers were impressed by his energy and enthusiasm for new initiatives. With his finger in a lot of commercial pies, he set about making himself a handsome income which he eventually lost, declaring himself bankrupt and ending up in a debtors prison for a time. Politics became another enterprise at which he threw himself with a passion. Macandrew was a member of Otago Provincial Council for 10 years, during which time he held almost all the elected positions in that body. He was superintendent of Otago for a further decade, and at the same time he was a member of parliament for 29 years. This is the warts-and-all story of a Victorian settler who was a devoted family man, a staunch Presbyterian and a consummate politician. It examines the numerous local institutions that benefited from Macandrews touch the University of Otago, the Art School (now Otago Polytechnic School of Art), the Normal School (later the College of Education) along with his contributions to the building of roads, railways, wharves, harbours, schools and churches. Macandrew made plenty of enemies along the way, and has been severely judged by history. This re-examination of his life and political work reveals a man who both inspired and infuriated the citizens of Otago, and New Zealand, for almost four decades
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bunce, R. J
Dewey number
  • 993.02/2092
  • 320.993
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU420.34.M33
LC item number
B86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Macandrew, James
  • Macandrew, James
  • Politicians
  • Legislators
  • New Zealand
  • Legislators
  • Political participation
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • New Zealand
Label
Slippery Jim or patriotic statesman? : James Macandrew of Otago, R.J. Bunce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1. Getting started: 1819-52 -- Part 2. Building a reputation: 1953-60 -- Part 3. A fresh start: 1861-67 -- Part 4. Power struggle: 1867-77 -- Part 5. Colonial politician: 1877-79 -- Part 6. Backbencher: 1880-87 -- Appendix 1. Circular letter: garden & Macandrew to Oliver & Boyd, 15 August 1850 -- Appendix 2. Last will and testament of James Macandrew (d. 28 February 1887) -- Appendix 3. James and Eliza Macandrew;s family -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781988531359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1078183070
  • (YBP)ybp15675226
Label
Slippery Jim or patriotic statesman? : James Macandrew of Otago, R.J. Bunce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1. Getting started: 1819-52 -- Part 2. Building a reputation: 1953-60 -- Part 3. A fresh start: 1861-67 -- Part 4. Power struggle: 1867-77 -- Part 5. Colonial politician: 1877-79 -- Part 6. Backbencher: 1880-87 -- Appendix 1. Circular letter: garden & Macandrew to Oliver & Boyd, 15 August 1850 -- Appendix 2. Last will and testament of James Macandrew (d. 28 February 1887) -- Appendix 3. James and Eliza Macandrew;s family -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781988531359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1078183070
  • (YBP)ybp15675226

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