Boyd, Ben

Entrepreneur in pastoral and whaling industries.

Milestone
Born
Penninghame, Wigtown, Scotland
21 Aug 1801
Arrived Sydney
18 Jul 1842
Died
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
15 Oct 1851
Occupation
Property
Owned
1842
Owned
1844 - 1849

Boyd, Ben

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2008

A flamboyant businessman who arrived in Sydney on his own ship, Wanderer, Boyd was an ambitious and somewhat dubious entrepreneur whose schemes failed because of a shortage of labour, and who eventually left the colony for California.