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The Resource Closing hell's gates : the death of a convict station, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

Closing hell's gates : the death of a convict station, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart

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Closing hell's gates : the death of a convict station
Title
Closing hell's gates
Title remainder
the death of a convict station
Statement of responsibility
Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
Title variation
Closing hells gates
Title variation remainder
the death of a convict station
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on a reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for the death sentence rather than endure the hardships on Sarah Island. Author from University of Tasmania, Australia
Award
Tasmania Book Prizes, Margaret Scott Prize, 2009.
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320184
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Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish
Dewey number
994.66
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Convicts
  • Prisons
  • Penal colonies
  • Penal colonies
  • Sarah Island (Tas.)
  • Macquarie Harbour (Tas.)
  • Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement
Target audience
adult
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the death of a convict station
Label
Closing hell's gates : the death of a convict station, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 292-304
Contents
'Pluto's land' -- Voyage through the gates of hell -- 'Crimes' of the damned -- Law of the sea (as applied on land) -- Law of the lash -- Fifteen acres -- Mills of empire -- Mr Douglas's list -- 'Come, O my guilty brethren, come' -- And in duty bound will ever pray -- Under the rose
Control code
000042423608
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781741751499
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Label
Closing hell's gates : the death of a convict station, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 292-304
Contents
'Pluto's land' -- Voyage through the gates of hell -- 'Crimes' of the damned -- Law of the sea (as applied on land) -- Law of the lash -- Fifteen acres -- Mills of empire -- Mr Douglas's list -- 'Come, O my guilty brethren, come' -- And in duty bound will ever pray -- Under the rose
Control code
000042423608
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9781741751499
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps.

Library Locations

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