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The Resource Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds, David Hill

Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds, David Hill

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Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds
Title
Convict colony
Title remainder
the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds
Statement of responsibility
David Hill
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one of the most successful nations in the world today. But in truth, the New World of the 18th century was dotted with failed colonies, and New South Wales nearly joined them. The motley crew of unruly marines and bedraggled convicts who arrived at Botany Bay in 1788 in leaky boats nearly starved to death. They could easily have been murdered by hostile locals, been overwhelmed by an attack from French or Spanish expeditions, or brought undone by the Castle Hill uprising of 1804. Yet through fortunate decisions, a few remarkably good leaders, and most of all good luck, Sydney survived and thrived. Bestselling historian David Hill tells the story of the first three decades of Britain's earliest colony in Australia in a fresh and compelling way
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, David
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penal colonies
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Australia
  • Sydney (NS.W.)
  • Sydney (NS.W.)
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds, David Hill
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066104071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760528669
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019035891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1108319265
Label
Convict colony : the remarkable story of the fledgling settlement that survived against the odds, David Hill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066104071
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760528669
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019035891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1108319265

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