A Diminutive Enigma: New perspectives on Arthur Phillip, first Governor of New South Wales

Michael Flynn

Abstract


A sardonic and private man, Arthur Phillip has always been an enigma. His private papers were mostly dispersed and lost, his origins were covered in obscurity and misinformation and few personal descriptions have survived. This essay examines the available information to consider Phillip's personal life and rumours about his death.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/sj.v5i1.5724

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