Through the eyes of Henry Gray: Investigating a nineteenth century merchant’s life and the influence of the temperance movement in the Victoria District, Western Australia

Melissa Stuart

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Abstract

Through the Eyes of Henry Gray explores the life of Henry George Gray, an enigmatic and controversial merchant in the Swan River Colony, whose life and career intersected with three major phases of social, economic, and political development in Western Australia between 1829 and 1899. Gray's connections with Wesleyan Methodists established via marriage to Jane Foxon Thomas furnished him with opportunities to achieve economic success in the Victoria District from 1857. History and archaeology research methods are adopted for this biography, which presents previously a undocumented case study on domestic violence, and judicial separation in colonial Western Australia (1870-71).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Lydon, Jane, Supervisor
  • Ouzman, Sven, Supervisor
  • Winter, Sean, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2024

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