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The Resource Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston

Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston

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Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia
Title
Paradise in chains
Title remainder
the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia
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Diana Preston
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Language
eng
Summary
"Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realise that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonisation. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also travelled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts fromthe Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before
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contains biographical information
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10601772
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DLC
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1952-
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Preston, Diana
Dewey number
996.18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Bligh, William
  • Travel writing
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners, Transportation of
  • Survival at sea
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Escapes
  • Ocean travel
  • Survival at sea
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Australia
  • Islands of the Pacific
Target audience
adult
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the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia
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Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: I."No Other Gods but Love" -- II."The Truest Picture of Arcadia" -- III."What Could You Learn, Sir? What Can Savages Tell, But What They Themselves Have Seen?" -- IV."There Are Very Few Inhabitants" -- V."Villains and Whores" -- VI."The Finest Harbour in the World" -- VII.The Floating Greenhouse -- VIII."They Must Be Watched Like Children" -- IX."Here Nature Is Reversed" -- X."Knights of Tahiti" -- XI."The People Are Ripe for Anything" -- XII."Run Down by My Own Dogs" -- XIII.The Calamities of Captain Bligh -- XIV."Hurrah for a Bellyful, and News of Our Friends" -- XV."To Brave Every Danger" -- XVI."We Must Have Starved" -- XVII."Mr. Christian Was Beloved" -- XVIII."The Strange Combination of Circumstances" -- XIX."This Amazon" -- XX."All Arrogance and Insult" -- XXI."No One but Captain Bligh Will Suit" -- XXII."Why Does the Black Man Sharpen Axe?"
Control code
000059874957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632866103
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017002518
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983797394
Label
Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • texc
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I."No Other Gods but Love" -- II."The Truest Picture of Arcadia" -- III."What Could You Learn, Sir? What Can Savages Tell, But What They Themselves Have Seen?" -- IV."There Are Very Few Inhabitants" -- V."Villains and Whores" -- VI."The Finest Harbour in the World" -- VII.The Floating Greenhouse -- VIII."They Must Be Watched Like Children" -- IX."Here Nature Is Reversed" -- X."Knights of Tahiti" -- XI."The People Are Ripe for Anything" -- XII."Run Down by My Own Dogs" -- XIII.The Calamities of Captain Bligh -- XIV."Hurrah for a Bellyful, and News of Our Friends" -- XV."To Brave Every Danger" -- XVI."We Must Have Starved" -- XVII."Mr. Christian Was Beloved" -- XVIII."The Strange Combination of Circumstances" -- XIX."This Amazon" -- XX."All Arrogance and Insult" -- XXI."No One but Captain Bligh Will Suit" -- XXII."Why Does the Black Man Sharpen Axe?"
Control code
000059874957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632866103
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017002518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)983797394

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