Alex and Chis on location

Alex and Chis on location

Chis Maxwell and Alex Pugh are passionate about Australian colonial history.  

Their first book, The Merchant of Sydney, a biography of James Chisholm (1772-1837), was published in November 2015 after four years’ research.

Their second book, The Master of Hell's Gates, a biography of William Kinghorne (1796-1878), will be published in 2017.

These books are original historical biographies that bring the Kinghorne and Chisholm families to the fore, placing them within the contours of Australian history.