Bound for Botany Bay: British Convict Voyages to Australia

By: Alan Brooke and David Brandon

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Book Details: 272 pages; 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", cloth, $36.00, Cloth, The National Archives [United Kingdom]


***A fresh look at the adventures of the 162,000 men, women and children that were transported to Australia during the infamous convict years***
This is the story of an extraordinary period in British criminal history, brought to life through unique surviving records held by the UK National Archives.

For over two hundred years, tens of thousands of convicts were sentenced to be ‘banished beyond the seas’, mostly to Australia and to destinations which became the stuff of legend - Botany Bay, Van Diemen’s Land, Norfolk Island. This book follows their epic voyages across the world’s oceans, recapturing the perils and unexpected pleasures of life at sea in fresh and fascinating detail.

About Author
Alan Brooke is a Senior Lecturer in History at Peterborough College.

David Brandon is an adult education lecturer and Historical Consultant to Hilton Hotels Special Events.


Table of Contents
Introduction
The Beginning of Transportation
The First Three Fleets
The Trauma of Exile
Who were the Convicts?
‘Little depraved felons’ - Child Convicts
Keeping Order
The Surgeon’s Tale
New Lives for Old
Conclusion; Index; Sources and Bibliography
272 pages; 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", cloth, $36.00, Cloth, The National Archives [United Kingdom]


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This is the story of an extraordinary period in British criminal history, told through the surviving records held by the UK National Archives. For over two hundred years, tens of thousands of convicts were sentenced to be 'banished beyond the seas'. Although some went to America and the West Indies, the vast majority were sent to Australia: between 1787 and 1868, 162,000 souls packed into 806 ships were transported to the colony. This book follows their story from courtroom to convict ship to colonial life. Drawing throughout on largely unused sources such as the original journals which recorded life at sea in fascinating detail, the authors build up a fresh and vivid portrait of particular personalities and typical voyages from the remarkable 'convict years'.

Title: Bound for Botany Bay: British Convict Voyages to Australia

Author: Alan Brooke and David Brandon

Categories: Australia, Great Britain,

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

ISBN Number: 1903365783

ISBN Number 13: 9781903365786

Binding: Cloth

Book Details: 272 pages; 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", cloth, $36.00, Cloth, The National Archives [United Kingdom]

Seller ID: 365786