BOUND FOR BOTANY BAY. NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE IN 1798 ABOARD THE DEATH SHIP "HILLSBOROUGH".

Clune, Frank.


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Rep., 1965. Xv + 203 pp., 25 plates ; pict. e.p’s. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Rubber stamp on front free endpaper o/w Nr.FINE. An account of the voyage of the convict transport HILLSBOROUGH which sailed from Portsmouth for New South Wales in 1798 with a human cargo of 300 convicts bound for Botany Bay. The terrible voyage cost the lives of 95 convicts at sea, and a further 6 on arrival in Sydney. Some of those who survived, however, were destined to make a name for themselves in Australian history. The prisoners included Edward Spencer Wills, a convicted highwayman, whose wife and baby went into exile with him ; Dr. William Redfern, transported for his part in the mutiny at the Nore in 1797 – he later lost his life in the massacre of Cullin-la-Ringo ; and George Crossley, a crooked convict lawyer. Some of their offsprings became pioneers of Australian expansion.


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