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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
Language
eng
Summary
Madness stalked the colony of New South Wales and tracing its wild path changes the way we look at our colonial history. What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history, we find out through the tireless correspondence of governors and colonial secretaries, the delicate descriptions of judges and doctors, the brazen words of firebrand politicians, and the heartbreaking letters of siblings, parents and friends. We also hear from the mad themselves. Legal and social distinctions faded as delusion and disorder took root ? in convicts exiled from their homes and living under the weight of imperial justice, in ex-convicts and small settlers as they grappled with the country they had taken from its Indigenous inhabitants, and in government officers and wealthy colonists who sought to guide the course of European history in Australia. These stories of madness are woven together into a narrative about freedom and possibilities, unravelling and collapse. Bedlam at Botany Bay looks at people who found themselves not only at the edge of the world, but at the edge of sanity. It shows their worlds colliding
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunk, James
Dewey number
994.41
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mentally ill
  • Mentally ill
  • Mental illness
  • Penal colonies
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Bedlam at Botany Bay, James Dunk
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
Contents
There is a wildness -- The liabilities of the sea -- Madness and malingering -- The 'lunatic asylum' at Castle Hill -- The politics of a penal colony -- Darling's suicides -- After the rebellion -- Wrongful confinement and irresponsible power -- Epilogue
Control code
000065207677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9781742244556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1098211284
Label
Bedlam at Botany Bay, James Dunk
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
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
Contents
There is a wildness -- The liabilities of the sea -- Madness and malingering -- The 'lunatic asylum' at Castle Hill -- The politics of a penal colony -- Darling's suicides -- After the rebellion -- Wrongful confinement and irresponsible power -- Epilogue
Control code
000065207677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9781742244556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1098211284

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