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First fleet / Rob Mundle

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First fleet / Rob Mundle
Title
First fleet / Rob Mundle
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Rob Mundle
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The First Fleet - the creation of a nation. Rob Mundle, bestselling maritime biographer of Bligh, Flinders and Cook, is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17,000-nautical-mile voyage of the First Fleet. With customary sweep and swell, Mundle puts you alongside 48-year-old Captain Arthur Phillip on the quarterdeck of the Royal Navy escort HMS Sirius, as he commands his small armada of eleven ships, carrying over 1400 men, women and children, to the other side of the world. At the heart of Mundle's story of the First Fleet is the extraordinary seamanship of the masters and their crews in their day-to-day workings on individual ships, battling all that nature could throw at them - from disastrous conditions to disease - in order to fulfil the grand plans and strategic visions of politicians and authorities. To arrive in Sydney Cove in January 1788 with all ships intact and such a low loss of life is a tribute to Phillip, his officers and crews, and to the wherewithal and brilliance of eighteenth-century seamanship
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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Mundle, Rob
Dewey number
994.402
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Penal colonies
Target audience
adult
Label
First fleet / Rob Mundle
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Publication
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ODILO:034300000465
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781460700624
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optical disk
Label
First fleet / Rob Mundle
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300000465
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460700624
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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