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A voyage to New Holland and round the world : for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement / undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy, in HMS Glatton during the years 1802 and 1803 ; introduced and edited by G. Allen Mawer
Bib ID 7045037
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Colnett, James, 1755?-1806, author
 
Description [Kenthurst, New South Wales] : Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd, 2016 
©2016 
112 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781925078893 (paperback)
Summary

No mariner knew the wide Pacific better than James Colnett, RN. He had sailed with Cook; he had filibustered in the north-west Pacific fur trade (nearly starting a war with Spain in the process); he had made a whaling reconnaissance to the Galapagos Islands. Although the journal is an important record of a short-lived experiment using warships as convict transports, its wider interest lies in Colnett's observations on New South Wales as he found it in 1803. Sensitive to criticism but with unconventionally liberal views about the administration of justice, he is probably unique in his inability to discern any redeeming feature in Sydney, not even its harbour. In fact he believed New Zealand a better prospect for a colony in the region. His description of New South Wales as mutinous was prophetic. Colnett was instrumental in having King recalled. Ironically, King was replaced by a man who already had a bad record with mutineers: Captain Bligh of the Bounty would become Governor Bligh of the Rum Rebellion.

Notes

On cover: A voyage to New Holland and round the world by Captain James Colnett RN.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-96) and index.

Subjects Colnett, James, 1755?-1806.  |  Glatton (Ship : 1795-1830)  |  Transportation of convicts -- New South Wales.  |  Voyages and travels.  |  Settlement and contacts - Penal colonies / Convicts.  |  History - Biographies - Non-Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Pacific Ocean -- Discovery and exploration.  |  New South Wales -- Discovery and exploration.  |  New South Wales (NSW)  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Port Jackson (Sydney SI56-05)  |  England.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Mawer, Allen G., editor

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