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The Resource Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years, Tom Gilling

Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years, Tom Gilling

Label
Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years
Title
Grog
Title remainder
a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gilling
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The marines on the First Fleet refused to sail without it. Convicts risked their necks to get hold of it. Rum built a hospital and sparked a revolution, made fortunes and ruined lives. In a society with few luxuries, liquor was power. It played a crucial role, not just in the lives of individuals like James Squire - the London chicken thief who became Australia's first brewer - but in the transformation of a starving penal outpost into a prosperous trading port. Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, Grog offers an intoxicating look at the first decades of European settlement and explores the origins of Australia's fraught love affair with the hard stuff
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilling, Tom
Dewey number
381.456
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liquor industry
  • Australia
Label
Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years, Tom Gilling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057436666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733634017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)950461486
Label
Grog : a bottled history of Australia's first 30 years, Tom Gilling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057436666
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733634017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)950461486

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