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The convict ships, 1787-1868 (edition 2004)

by Charles Bateson

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Title:The convict ships, 1787-1868
Authors:Charles Bateson
Info:Sydney: Library of Australian History, 2004. x, 421 p, [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Collections:History, Genealogy
Rating:*****
Tags:Australia, Convicts, Genealogy, History

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A detailed, comprehensive overview of convict transportation to Australia and the ships used to transport them. Includes the background to transportation to Australia and a year-by-year account of the ships that sailed here. ( )
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"This Australian edition, which follows the revised and enlarged second edition (1969), includes the results of research into hundreds of journals of ships' surgeons in an authoritative and fascinating account of this little-known field of maritime history ... Charles Bateson reconstructs not only the voyages themselves, but also the administrative system under which the ships were selected, manned, provisioned and despatched with their miserable human freight to face a 13,000 miles voyage over tempestuous and largely uncharted seas." -- CD case.… (more)

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