The Author


Graham Wilcox

Graham Rutledge Wilcox is an amateur genealogist and family historian. After more than thirty years research of his ancestors, and having written three books about their lives, he decided it was time to write a biography of his great-grandfather Sir Arthur Rutledge.

Graham’s research into the life of Sir Arthur revealed that his life was more than that of an interesting ancestor, but a great Australian whose important story had never been told. This led to the book being written, not as a biography but a story of federation from the view of one of its great supporters.

Graham lives with Johanna, his wife of fifty-five years, at Pitt Town on the Hawkesbury River of New South Wales. Their home is close to the area where two families of his ancestors settled on the bank of the river 217 years before him.

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