The Resource Arthur Phillip : governor, sailor, spy

Arthur Phillip : governor, sailor, spy

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Arthur Phillip : governor, sailor, spy
Title
Arthur Phillip
Title remainder
governor, sailor, spy
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Language
eng
Summary
Australians know Arthur Phillip as the first Governor of the colony of New South Wales. But few know the real story of this mercurial man. Arthur Phillip was a career soldier, a mercenary and a spy for the British Empire long before he captained the First Fleet and founded Sydney. Through meticulous research, Michael Pembroke has discovered the amazing story behind Australia's first Governor, Arthur Phillip. The story of Phillip's life takes us through wars with Spain and France, battles, court martials, and the taking of Havana from the Spanish. In his 20s he married a wealthy widow (with a pre-nup agreement) and briefly became a gentleman farmer. The marriage ended in divorce, before such a thing existed in England, but Phillip then became a successful merchant in France and likely spy for England. In 1774 he became a paid mercenary for the Portuguese navy at the behest of the Admiralty u his enemy again was Spain but now in South America. Upon his return to London some years later, the revolution in the American colonies triggered another war with France and then Spain as well
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rated: PG
Language note
In English. English captions [Descriptive subtitles for the hearing impaired]
PerformerNote
Presented by Scott Bevan
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1964-
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  • Bevan, Scott
  • Harley, Ian
Runtime
87
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  • Phillip, Arthur
  • Great Britain
  • Governors
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Governors
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Admirals
  • New South Wales (Australia)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Arthur Phillip : governor, sailor, spy
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Copyright
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  • Title from disc label
  • Roadshow Entertainment: R-122921-9
Carrier category
videodisc
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Control code
4286429x
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (87 min.)
Media category
video
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
R-122921-9
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 4286429x
  • (Sirsi) 4286429x
System details
DVD ; Region 4
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Arthur Phillip : governor, sailor, spy
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • Roadshow Entertainment: R-122921-9
Carrier category
videodisc
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Control code
4286429x
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 DVD-video (87 min.)
Media category
video
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
R-122921-9
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 4286429x
  • (Sirsi) 4286429x
System details
DVD ; Region 4
Video recording format
DVD

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