Boyd, Ben

Entrepreneur in pastoral and whaling industries who was accused by some of trying to introduce slavery into NSW.

Milestone
Born
Penninghame, Wigtown, Scotland
21 Aug 1801
Arrived Sydney
18 Jul 1842
Departed Sydney
1849
Died
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
15 Oct 1851
Occupation
Property
Owner of
1840 - 1851
Owner of
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.