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The Man Who Bought Australia

The Man Who Bought Australia

John Macarthur, a.k.a. Bodice Jack, had two favourite things: alcohol and money, both of which came in brown paper bags. Macarthur and the New South Wales Rum Corps ran dodgy land deals, intimidated government officials, stole from the public purse and introduced “corruption on a scale probably unexceeded until the days of Eddie Obeid”.