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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
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Author
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Genre
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 colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also travelled 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 and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1952-
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Preston, Diana
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bligh, William
  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Prisoners, Transportation of
  • Prisoners
  • Escapes
  • Ocean travel
  • Survival at sea
  • Australia
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Islands of the Pacific
Target audience
adult
Label
Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2059080
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632866103
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017002518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
Label
Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia, Diana Preston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2059080
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632866103
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017002518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps

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