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John Croaker : convict embezzler / John Booker and Russell Craig
Bib ID 485871
Format BookBook
Author
Booker, John, 1941-
 
Description Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2000 
x, 206 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 052284894X
Summary

"John Croaker was born in humble but respectable circumstances in Canterbury, Kent, and became principal clerk at the Isle of Thanet Bank in Margate. This might have been the sum total of his life's achievements if he hadn't begun fiddling the bank's accounts. After absconding to Calais in 1815 with stolen assets, he was convicted of embezzling the proceeds of a bill of exchange, and transported to New South Wales for fourteen years." "Croaker's career generates a succession of interesting issues. His involvements in banking, brewing and the law have allowed John Booker and Russell Craig to use him as a window on the economic, judicial and social conditions of his age, both in England and in New South Wales."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 189-197.

Subjects Croaker, John, - 1788-1824.  |  Convicts - New South Wales - Biography.  |  Convicts - Employment - New South Wales.  |  Brewing industry - New South Wales - History.  |  Bookkeeping - Australia - History.  |  New South Wales - Social life and customs - 1788-1851.  |  Great Britain - Social life and customs - 18th century.  |  New South Wales - Social conditions - 1788-1851.  |  Great Britain - Social conditions - 18th century.  |  New South Wales - Economic conditions - 1788-1851.  |  Great Britain - Economic conditions - 18th century.
Other authors/contributors Craig, Russell James

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