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The Resource High seas & high teas : voyaging to Australia, Roslyn Russell

High seas & high teas : voyaging to Australia, Roslyn Russell

Label
High seas & high teas : voyaging to Australia
Title
High seas & high teas
Title remainder
voyaging to Australia
Statement of responsibility
Roslyn Russell
Title variation
  • High seas and high teas
  • Voyaging to Australia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The rats I frighten away by throwing books or anything hard at the spot at which they commence their gnawing.' Emigrant Janet Ronald wrote this in the journal she kept on board one of the ships transporting free settlers from Britain and Ireland to Australia in the nineteenth century. On journeys lasting more than 100 days, non-stop, our forebears endured raging seas, the dazzling heat of the tropics and freezing temperatures as ships journeyed far into the southerly latitudes. They also formed social communities, putting on plays, developing sometimes lasting relationships and taking part in wild nautical rituals. Using diary entries and shipboard newspapers, author Roslyn Russell gives a vivid sense of what it was like to leave one life for another and sail across the world into the unknown. In the foreword, Kerry O'Brien writes about his Irish ancestors' perilous voyages to Australia in the nineteenth century-as both free settlers and guests of Her Majesty
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Russell, Roslyn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ship newspapers
  • Transportation of convicts
  • Voyages and travels
  • Immigrants
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
High seas & high teas : voyaging to Australia, Roslyn Russell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780642278852
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a145060
  • (Sirsi) a145060
Label
High seas & high teas : voyaging to Australia, Roslyn Russell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780642278852
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a145060
  • (Sirsi) a145060

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