Two Centuries of Panic

A history of corporate collapses in Australia

Trevor Sykes
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A new edition of the classic contribution to the history of business in Australia, Two Centuries of Panic will fascinate all who are interested in money, and in the people who make it.

Two Centuries of Panic is a book of breathtaking energy and scope. Rich in sensation and scandal, it is the first history ever published of corporate collapses in Australia from the first bank closure in the 1820s through the four great recessions of the 1840s, 1890s, 1920s and 1970s to the downfall of the house of Gollin.

The book's pages are peopled with some of the most famous names in Australian history - among them Lachlan Macquarie, John Macarthur, Alfred Deakin, Red Ted Theodore, Benjamin Boyd and Claude de Bernales - names associated with some of the largest and most dramatic corporate collapses in Australia.

Acclaimed on publication as a classic contribution to the history of business in Australia, Two Centuries of Panic will fascinate all who are interested in money, and in the people who make it.

'It is difficult to overstate the excellence or importance of Trevor Sykes' book. It is essential reading. What is more, it is fun to read. No academic could have written as good a book as this.' - P. P. McGuinness

'The author is to be congratulated for his efforts. The book is recommended strongly. Take it along as intimidating ammunition when next you visit investment advisers, brokers and other members of the financial brethren.' - Professor Warren Hogan

'What Sykes has produced is 22 chapters of investigative financial journalism - each one of which could stand along as a book in its own right.' - Maximilian Walsh

Author bio:

Trevor Sykes is one of Australia's leading finance journalists and creator of the Pierpont column. He has been finance editor of the Sun News-Pictorial, investment editor, Melbourne bureau chief and assistant editor of the Financial Review, editor of The Bulletin, executive editor of Australian Business magazine and is currently a senior writer on the Financial Review. He has won four national awards for finance reporting.

Category: Business & Management
ISBN: 9781864489347
Table Of Contents: Illustrations

Introduction

Acknowledgments


1. The first faltering steps

2. Our first major collapse

3. The comet

4. The original hot mining stock

5. The rugged road to Ipswich

6. A bridge too far

7. Scandals of South Australia

8. The fall of Sir Matthew Davies

9. The banking crisis

10. Horatio and Co.

11. Theodore's scandal

12. The innocent bystander

13. The Basque prince

14. Broken Reid

15. From the Chevron to Pentridge

16. The retail scandals

17. Nickel fever

18. Uranium kills

19. The property disasters of '74

20. The property financiers

21. The last property wave

22. Beyond the blue horizon

23. A few last words

Notes

Index
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 1998
Page Extent: 608
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Business & management