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The tailor and the shipwright, Robert Westphal

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The tailor and the shipwright
Title
The tailor and the shipwright
Statement of responsibility
Robert Westphal
Title variation
The tailor and the shipwright
Title variation remainder
a tale of two convicts and the generations that followed
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Author
Subject
Genre
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. 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
Biography type
collective biography
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10763681
Cataloging source
NBLML
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Westphal, Robert
Dewey number
A823.4
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Pioneers
  • Convicts
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The tailor and the shipwright, Robert Westphal
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065140266
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781920727376
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1081303384
Label
The tailor and the shipwright, Robert Westphal
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065140266
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781920727376
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1081303384

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