Item description for Bound for Botany Bay: British Convict Voyages to Australia by Alan Brooke; David Brandon...
This is the story of an extraordinary period in British criminal history, brought to life through unique surviving records held by the UK National Archives. For over two hundred years, tens of thousands of convicts were sentenced to be 'banished beyond the seas', mostly to Australia and to destinations which became the stuff of legend - Botany Bay, Van Diemen's Land, Norfolk Island. This book follows their epic voyages across the world's oceans, recapturing the perils and unexpected pleasures of life at sea in fresh and fascinating detail. Contents: Introduction The Beginning of Transportation The First Three Fleets The Trauma of Exile Who were the Convicts? 'Little depraved felons' - Child Convicts Keeping Order The Surgeon's Tale New Lives for Old Conclusion; Index; Sources and Bibliography
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher National Archives of England
ISBN 1903365783 ISBN13 9781903365786