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Pride, Prejudice and Persistence

Colonel William Paterson’s 1799 portrait. (Courtesy State Library of NSW, Call Number DG175)

Colonel William Paterson’s 1799 portrait. (Courtesy State Library of NSW, Call Number DG175)

By Paul Edwards

It took two decades for William Paterson to persuade his patron Sir Joseph Banks to recognise his achievements through membership of the Royal Society.

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