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Pearce, Alexander ca. 1790-1824

Works: 13 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 315 library holdings
Genres: Drama 
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Most widely held works by Alexander Pearce
Van Diemen's Land ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hunger is a strange silence. The true story of Australia's most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous escape into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen's Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. The entrance to its remote station of secondary punishment, Macquarie Harbour, was named 'Hell's Gates' by its prisoners as a reference to the gates of hell in Dante's 'Inferno' - "Abandon all hope ye who enter here" - was plastered at the Harbour's mouth as a warning to all souls sent there. In 1822, eight convicts escaped Macquarie Harbour in a fateful bid for freedom. This band of Irish, English and Scottish thieves were immediately hurled into chaos as their plan failed and they were thrust into the heart of a harsh and foreboding landscape. With little food or equipment, in a place these immigrants knew little about, they battled a merciless enemy - the unforgiving, barren land - a land where God wields an axe
Differential diagnosis of lower abdominal pain in the female by Alexander Pearce ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Pearce, Alexander, ca. 1790-1824
English (18)