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The Resource Paradise in chains : the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston

Paradise in chains : the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston

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Paradise in chains : the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia
Title
Paradise in chains
Title remainder
the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Diana Preston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realise that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonisation. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived
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StDuBDS
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1952-
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Preston, Diana
Dewey number
  • 996.1'8
  • 996.18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Bligh, William
  • Botany Bay (N.S.W.)
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • History
Label
Paradise in chains : the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781632866103
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632866103
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
Paradise in chains : the Bounty mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781632866103
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632866103
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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