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Bedlam at Botany Bay, James Dunk

Label
Bedlam at Botany Bay
Title
Bedlam at Botany Bay
Statement of responsibility
James Dunk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we find out through the correspondence of tireless colonial secretaries, the brazen language of lawyers and judges and firebrand politicians, and heartbreaking letters from siblings, parents and friends. We also hear from the mad themselves. Class, gender and race became irrelevant as illness, chaos and delusion afflicted convicts exiled from their homes and living under the weight of imperial justice; ex-convicts and small settlers as they grappled with the country they had taken from its Indigenous inhabitants, as well as officers, officials and wealthy colonists who sought to guide the course of European history in Australia. This not a history of the miserable institutions built for the mentally ill, or those living within them, or the people in charge of the asylums. These stories of madness are woven together into a narrative about freedom and possibilities, and collapse and unravelling. The book looks at people at the edge of the world finding themselves at the edge of sanity, and is about their strategies for survival
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunk, James
Dewey number
  • 362.2099441
  • 616.8900994
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Penal colonies
  • New South Wales
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Bedlam at Botany Bay, James Dunk
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Sydney, NSW: NewSouth Publishing, 2019
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066432027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
xxxiii, 499 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369307019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1133243059
Label
Bedlam at Botany Bay, James Dunk
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Sydney, NSW: NewSouth Publishing, 2019
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066432027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition
Extent
xxxiii, 499 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780369307019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1133243059

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