The Resource First Fleet, Rob Mundle

First Fleet, Rob Mundle

Label
First Fleet
Title
First Fleet
Statement of responsibility
Rob Mundle
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The First Fleet - the Creation of a Nation Bestselling maritime biographer Rob Mundle is back on the ocean with a blockbuster for Christmas. Rob's First Fleet tells the extraordinary story of the eighteenth century convoy of eleven ships that left England on 13 May 1787 for the 'lands beyond the seas'. Aboard were seafarers, convicts, marines, and a few good citizens - some 1300 in all - who had been consigned to a virtually unknown land on the opposite side of the world where they would establish a penal colony, and a nation. The fleet stopped at Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town before sailing across the notorious and challenging Southern Ocean, bound for Botany Bay. Somehow, all 11 ships arrived safely between 18 and 20 January, 1788. But, it's what happened during 252 days at sea while sailing half way around the world, and subsequently on land, that is almost beyond belief. No nation has ever been founded in such a courageous and dangerous manner. It's the basis for one hell of an adventure
Summary
The fleet stopped at Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town before sailing across the notorious and challenging Southern Ocean, bound for Botany Bay. Somehow, all 11 ships arrived safely between 18 and 20 January, 1788. But, it's what happened during 252 days at sea while sailing half way around the world, and subsequently on land, that is almost beyond belief. No nation has ever been founded in such a courageous and dangerous manner. It's the basis for one hell of an adventure.
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10639960
Cataloging source
AU@
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Mundle, Rob
Dewey number
994.402
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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True
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  • Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • Voyages around the world
  • Transportation of convicts
  • Penal colonies
  • Convict ships
  • Penal colonies
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
First Fleet, Rob Mundle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on end pages
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052968697
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733332364
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
Label
First Fleet, Rob Mundle
Publication
Note
Maps on end pages
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
000052968697
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733332364
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits

Library Locations

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