A fantastic article by Troy Lennon, the History Editor of The Daily Telegraph.
MOST people would have taken little notice of the young boy walking along Parramatta Rd toward Sydney in the 1830s. Carrying his books he would have looked like any other schoolboy. But James Martin was one determined young man. Every day he made the 20km trek from his parents’ home in Parramatta, to a prestige boy’s school near Hyde Park in Sydney, although sometimes he would hitch for a ride.
To read the full article head over to the article on The Daily Telegraph here.