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The Resource The Tailor and the Shipwright

The Tailor and the Shipwright

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The Tailor and the Shipwright
Title
The Tailor and the Shipwright
Statement of responsibility
Robert Westphal
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Language
eng
Summary
Sydney, Australia 1800s. Thomas O’Neil, an Irish convict and tailor, arrives in Sydney having left his two daughters on the shores of Dublin. Appointed as Governor King’s tailor, O’Neil establishes a successful business in Upper Pitts Row and soon finds a wife, Anne Kennedy. They are to be among the first settlers of Mosman, along with their daughter. Two years later, 12-year-old William Foster disembarks from an eight-month journey from Portsmouth after avoiding his death sentence. Governor King, horrified that young boys are being transported, offers William the position of shipwright apprentice. He quickly moves up the ranks and starts a successful business in The Rocks. Eventually, William falls for O’Neil’s young daughter, Anastasia and the two begin a life together
Summary
Sydney, Australia 1800s. Thomas O'Neil, an Irish convict and tailor, arrives in Sydney having left his two daughters on the shores of Dublin. Appointed as Governor King's tailor, O'Neil establishes a successful business in Upper Pitts Row and soon finds a wife, Anne Kennedy. They are to be among the first settlers of Mosman, along with their daughter. Two years later, 12-year-old William Foster disembarks from an eight-month journey from Portsmouth after avoiding his death sentence. Governor King, horrified that young boys are being transported, offers William the position of shipwright apprentice. He quickly moves up the ranks and starts a successful business in The Rocks. Eventually, William falls for O'Neil's young daughter, Anastasia and the two begin a life together. Inspired by extensive research into his own ancestry of the O'Neil and Foster families, Robert Westphal gives a unique historical account of convict history and early Sydney. The Tailor and the Shipwright is a compelling read of resilience that depicts the strength of generational ties.
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Westphal, Robert
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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History
Target audience
adult
Label
The Tailor and the Shipwright
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BORROWBOX:SSI_606904
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781920727376
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Tailor and the Shipwright
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_606904
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781920727376
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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