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Most perfectly safe : the convict shipwreck disasters of 1833-42 / G.A. Mawer
Bib ID 1390272
Format BookBook
Author
Mawer, G. A. (G. Allen), 1943-
 
Description St. Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 1997 
xiii, 192 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1864481862
Summary

Allen Mawer takes us back to Australia's colonial past to vividly describe what life was really like on a convict transport - and conduct an investigation into a train of disasters that, were they to occur today, would at least be worth a Royal Commission and might put paid to a political career or two. This lively account of the convict trade in the 1830s and the shipwrecks that plunged it into crisis is the first full-scale account of the experiences of the convicts (both men and women), the guards and crew, the civil servants who ran the system and the businessmen who profited from it.

Full contents
  • 1. A Convict Voyage in the 1830s
  • 2. The Heyday of Transportation
  • 3. Doing More with Less
  • 4. Amphitrite
  • 5. George III
  • 6. Neva
  • 7. Hive
  • 8. The Authorities Consider
  • 9. Waterloo
  • 10. The System Winds Down.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-182) and index.

Subjects Shipwrecks - Australia.  |  Convict ships - Great Britain.  |  Transportation of convicts - Australia.  |  Australia - History - 1788-1851.

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