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The Resource Botany Bay and the First Fleet : the real story, Alan Frost

Botany Bay and the First Fleet : the real story, Alan Frost

Label
Botany Bay and the First Fleet : the real story
Title
Botany Bay and the First Fleet
Title remainder
the real story
Statement of responsibility
Alan Frost
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Now in one definitive volume, Botany Bay and the First Fleet is a full, authentic account of the beginnings of modern Australia. In 1787 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1400 people, set out from England for Botany Bay, on the east coast of New South Wales. In deciding on Botany Bay, British authorities hoped not only to rid Britain of its excess criminals, but also to gain a key strategic outpost and take control of valuable natural resources. According to the conventional account, it was a shambolic affair- under-prepared, poorly equipped and ill-disciplined. Here, Alan Frost debunks these myths, and shows that the voyage was in fact meticulously planned - reflecting its importance to Britain's imperial and commercial ambitions. In his examination of the ships, passengers and preparation, Frost reveals the hopes and schemes of those who engineered the voyage, and the experiences of those who made it. The culmination of thirty-five years' study of previously neglected archives, Botany Bay and the First Fleet offers new and surprising insights into how Australia came to be
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frost, Alan
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • Penal transportation
  • Penal transportation
  • Prisoners
  • Penal transportation
  • Prisoners
  • Penal colonies
  • Great Britain
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Botany Bay and the First Fleet : the real story, Alan Frost
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Botany Bay : the real story--
  • The First Fleet the real story
Control code
000065131124
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
527 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760641603
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089955996
Label
Botany Bay and the First Fleet : the real story, Alan Frost
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Botany Bay : the real story--
  • The First Fleet the real story
Control code
000065131124
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
527 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760641603
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089955996

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