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The Resource Ten rogues : the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile, Peter Grose

Ten rogues : the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile, Peter Grose

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Ten rogues : the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile
Title
Ten rogues
Title remainder
the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile
Statement of responsibility
Peter Grose
Title variation
10 rogues
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the grim docks of 19th century London to the even grimmer shores of the brutal penal colony of Norfolk Island, this is a roller-coaster tale. It has everything: defiance of authority, treachery, piracy and mutiny, escape from the hangman's noose and even love. Peopled with good men, buffoons, incompetents and larrikin convicts of the highest order, Ten Rogues is an unexpected and wickedly entertaining story from the great annals of Australia's colonial history. With the lightness of touch of the master storyteller that he is, Peter Grose brings to irresistible life the story of a small band of convicts who managed to escape the living hell of the Tasmanian penal colony of Sarah Island. Their getaway began by stealing the leaky and untested brig they had helped to build, and then sailing it across the Pacific from Tasmania to Chile with neither a map nor a chronometer. But their story does not begin or end there. From the strong connection between the slave trade and convict 'transportation' to the possible illegality of the whole convict system, Ten Rogues shines a light into some dark and previously well-hidden corners of colonial history
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grose, Peter
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Porter, James
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Exiles
  • Escapes
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Escaped prisoners
  • Penal transportation
  • Escapes
  • Penal colonies
  • Penal colonies
  • Prisoners
  • Escapes
  • Convicts
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Norfolk Island
  • Tasmania
  • Tasmania
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Ten rogues : the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile, Peter Grose
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Convicts -- Van Diemen's Land -- The brig -- Chile -- Prisoners
Control code
000066492020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760632618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1124783990
Label
Ten rogues : the unlikely story of convict schemers, a stolen brig and an escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile, Peter Grose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Convicts -- Van Diemen's Land -- The brig -- Chile -- Prisoners
Control code
000066492020
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760632618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1124783990

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