Emeritus Professor Ken Dutton speaking about the genesis of his new book That Gallant Gentleman.
The Central Queensland University Press is soon to publish Emeritus Professor Dutton’s new book on the Jarry-Gray manuscript held in Cultural Collections.
The new book is entitled ‘That Gallant Gentleman‘ and describes the detective hunt that took place to discover the unidentified authors of the manuscript that contained a military treatise in French, and a pioneer diary in English.
The authors were later identified as being General Francoise Jarry, a distinguished French officer who co-founded the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, and Lieutenant-Colonel Charles George Gray who emigrated to New South Wales with his wife and family and later settled on a property near Port Macquarie. Gray later moved to Ipswich as Police Magistrate (1853) and in 1859 accepted the invitation to become Parliamentary Librarian and Usher of the Black Rod in the first Queensland Parliament. We congratulate Professor Dutton on this forthcoming new book.
See Central University of Queensland Press Release here – Detective work leads to a remarkable life story