National Library of Australia
||St. Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 1997
xiii, 192 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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.
- 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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-182) and index.
||Shipwrecks - Australia. | Convict ships - Great Britain. | Transportation of convicts - Australia. | Australia - History - 1788-1851.
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