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The Resource Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum, Adam Courtenay

Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum, Adam Courtenay

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Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum
Title
Three sheets to the wind
Title remainder
why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum
Statement of responsibility
Adam Courtenay
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When, in 1796, Calcutta-based Scottish merchants Campbell and Clark dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly renamed the Sydney Cove to the colony of New South Wales, they were hoping to make their fortune. The ship's speculative cargo included all kinds of products to entice the new colony's inhabitants, including 7000 gallons of rum. The merchants were planning to sell the liquor to the Rum Corp, which ruled the fledgling colony with an iron grip, despite the recent arrival of Governor John Hunter. But when the ship went down north of Van Diemen's Land, cargo master William Campbell and 16 other crew members decided to walk the 600 miles to Sydney Town to get help and rescue crew and the precious goods. Assisted by at least six Indigenous clans on his journey, Clark saw far more of the country than Joseph Banks ever did, and his eventual report to Governor Hunter led to far-reaching consequences for the fledgling colony. And the rum? Some of it was saved
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SALS
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Courtenay, Adam
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Campbell, William
  • Sydney Cove (Ship)
  • Wilderness survival
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Rum
  • Shipwrecks
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Shipwrecks
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • Ninety Mile Beach (Vic.)
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum, Adam Courtenay
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000072082292
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733341861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1331091832
Label
Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum, Adam Courtenay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000072082292
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
301 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733341861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1331091832

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