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The long farewell
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(3z(BDuring the nineteenth century more than a million people, many of whom had never ventured beyond their homes in Britain, sailed to the new colonies of Australia. On their months-long voyage the emigrants lived in state of limbo ? isolated, belonging neither to the old world nor the new, and living in fear of icebergs, fever and storms. Drawing upon a wealth of diaries and contemporary records, Don Charlwood evokes their experiences, the physical dangers, stress, boredom and personalities of travellers on their way to a new life.(S3(B--Back cover.
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