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The Resource The First Fleet

The First Fleet

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The First Fleet
Title
The First Fleet
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In 1787 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1400 people, set out from England for Botany Bay. According to the conventional account, it was a shambolic affair: under-prepared, poorly equipped and ill-disciplined. Robert Hughes condemned the organisers' "muddle and lack of foresight", while Manning Clark described scenes of "indescribable misery and confusion". In The First Fleet: The Real Story, Alan Frost draws on previously forgotten records to debunk these persistent myths. He shows that the voyage was in fact meticulously planned – reflecting its importance to the British government's secret ambitions for imperial expansion. He examines the ships and supplies, passengers and behind-the-scenes discussions. In the process, he reveals the hopes and schemes of those who planned the voyage, and the experiences of those who made it
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Frost, Alan
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
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The First Fleet
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OVERDRIVE:e4b46c9e-e694-40b5-acff-48eece27cb45
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921870576
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The First Fleet
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e4b46c9e-e694-40b5-acff-48eece27cb45
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921870576
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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