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The prince and the assassin : Australia's first Royal tour and portent of world terror, Steve Harris

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The prince and the assassin : Australia's first Royal tour and portent of world terror
Title
The prince and the assassin
Title remainder
Australia's first Royal tour and portent of world terror
Statement of responsibility
Steve Harris
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious Royal tour, only for Australia's overwhelming joy of having the first Royal on its shores jolted by his decadent behaviour, then shocked by an attempted assassination by a man trained as a priest. The British Empire's youngest and most distant outpost found itself at the epicentre of a new crime and empirical fears about the first inter-continental terrorist group, a conspiracy and a 'lone wolf '. In a resulting 'reign of terror' extraordinary steps were taken to safeguard security with laws on treason and sedition which even the Queen felt went too far, and the would-be assassin was hastily executed in a miscarriage of justice led by opportunistic politicians. This is an extraordinary and atmospheric weaving of the stories - some detailed for the first time - of royal intrigue, sexual appetite, religious bigotry, patriotic vengeance, naked ambition, national security and moral panic. They are stories of royals, immigrants, archbishops, republicans and the founding fathers of Australia and issues that remain with us today. Drawing on Royal, British and Australian archives, the compelling narrative embraces a pivotal time in the evolution of Australia, and on the 150th anniversary reveals how a minute of madness rocked the country to its foundations, with a legacy which helped shape Australia's history and continues to influence and challenge us today
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Steve
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Alfred
  • Royal visitors
  • Attempted assassination
  • Judicial error
  • Offences against heads of state
  • Royal visitors
  • Attempted assassination
  • Judicial error
  • Offences against heads of state
  • New South Wales
Label
The prince and the assassin : Australia's first Royal tour and portent of world terror, Steve Harris
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Publication
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059929165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
Isbn
9781925556131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987300488
Label
The prince and the assassin : Australia's first Royal tour and portent of world terror, Steve Harris
Publication
Note
Contains biographical information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059929165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
326 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles
Isbn
9781925556131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987300488

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