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  The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790
Second Fleet: British Convict Armada 1790


 
Our Price: AU$49.50 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 800 pages
Author: M. Flynn
Year: 2001
Other Data: sketches, appendix, bibliog, indexes
ISBN: 9780957952409

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: LAH103
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Description
 
In 1789 the British government accepted the low tender of a slave trading company to transport a second wave of convicts to the new penal colony at Sydney. These ships, intended to relieve the near-starving colonists of the First Fleet, brought a cargo of sick and dying convicts. 40% of them died.

The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada on 1790 is the first historical work to tell the story of this fleet, setting it against the background of early Australian history. It includes biographies of more than 1500 convicts (men and women), seamen, soldiers, officials, wives and children who sailed with 'The Death Fleet'. They ranged in age from 9 months to 68 years, and included the women of the ship 'Lady Juliana', the 'floating brothel'. Many of the survivors have descendants living today. Their stories provide a fascinating view of the criminal, social and local history of Georgian England and the embryonic culture, accent and character of early colonial Australia.

Contents:
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
1. The value of a map of the 'historic parishes' of England and Wales
2. Parishes, townships, hamlets, tithings and other local areas
3. The inadequacy of existing published maps of 'historic parish' boundaries
4. Context: previous work on local area boundaries at Exeter
 - Tithe Surveys (Leverhlme Trust 1987-92)
 - Government-sponsored, large-scale mapping of England and Wales before the Ordnance Survey (ESRC 1993-98)
5. Sources of parish boundary information for the electronic map
6. A topographic underlay for the boundary mapping
7. Compiling the electronic map boundaries
 - Producing a manuscript compilation
 - Scanning, rectifying and adding reference numbers, braces and tie lines
 - Compiling the gazetteer/metadata
8. The system of reference numbers
9. Defining counties
10. The gazetteer/metadata
11. Tabular summary of the boundary content
Abbreviated Gazetteer/Metadata

Review:
The book is a masterpiece with the most painstaking attention to historical detail, accuracy and fairness -- Justice Michael Kirby, Australian Law Journal

'...splendid book, with engrossing introduction, statistics, notes on sex, ethnicity, language, literacy -- Noel McLachlan, Weekend Australian

... an immense feat of scholarly research -- John Douglas Pringle, Sydney Morning Herald


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