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Life and death in the age of sail : the passage to Australia

Author: Robin F Haines
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : UNSW Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a new insight into the lives of those who migrated from the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. We hear from the migrants' letters and diaries as they write about everyday life on board and their hopes for the future, as they weep over children buried at sea.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin F Haines
ISBN: 9780868408989 0868408980
OCLC Number: 70766381
Description: 365 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Robin Haines.

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Provides vivid insights into the experience of steerage emigrants leaving Britain for Australia throughout the nineteenth century. This book draws from letters and diaries of passengers, who write  Read more...

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"'Superbly detailed and beautifully written.' - Australian Family Tree Connections 'This book...contains exquisite material and Haines is to be thanked for digging it out and bringing it to us.' - Read more...

 
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