James Squire

James Squire

Harbour City Stories

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Talk about a convict made good! James Squire was sent to NSW in 1788 for stealing poultry and by the time of his death in 1822 was so highly regarded that his was the biggest funeral in New South Wales to date.  He was Australia’s first brewer, philanthropist, friend to Aborigines including Bennelong and something of a ladies man – listen to the ......
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Talk about a convict made good! James Squire was sent to NSW in 1788 for stealing poultry and by the time of his death in 1822 was so highly regarded that his was the biggest funeral in New South Wales to date.  He was Australia’s first brewer, philanthropist, friend to Aborigines including Bennelong and something of a ladies man – listen to the ......
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