Extracts from Australia's first newspaper.This volume covers the years when Governor Lachlan Macquarie ruled New South Wales and, by favouring ex-convicts, established this nation's egalitarian style. There was a population explosion, the Blue Mountains were crossed, and the name 'Australia' came into use. Pig Bites Baby! Vol 2 is packed with hundreds of stories and details of everyday life.
Michael Connor has a PhD thesis on colonial history from the University of Tasmania. He has previously taught English in Algeria and been assistant House Manager at Sadler's Wells theatre in London. He is writing a book about Jack the Ripper.