Wellington’s Men in Australia

Peninsular War Veterans and the Making of Empire c. 1820–40

  • Christine Wright

Part of the War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850 book series (WCS)

About this book


An exploration of the little-known yet historically important emigration of British army officers to the Australian colonies in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. The book looks at the significant impact they made at a time of great colonial expansion, particularly in new south Wales with its transition from a convict colony to a free society.


Australia Europe migration Napoleon society

Authors and affiliations

  • Christine Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32194-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30603-5
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