David Syme: Man of the Age

Drawing on family and business records as well as newly digitised nineteenth-century newspaper archives, Elizabeth Morrison’s David Syme: Man of the Age (Monash University Press) is a biography of a powerful man of many parts seeks to go behind the legend and round out the story of the life – primarily as press ‘baron’ but also as author and philosopher, financier, farmer, property developer and, not least, family man.