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Frost, Alan 1943-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 3,121 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Naval history  Records and correspondence  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
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Most widely held works about Alan Frost
 
Most widely held works by Alan Frost
Convicts and empire : a naval question, 1776-1811 by Alan Frost( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that William Pitt's decision to send convicts to Australia was based on Britain's need to secure a base in the Pacific for trade with the East
Terra Australis to Australia by Australian Academy of the Humanities( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Europeans conceived of the southern continent from ancient times until the beginning of the 19th century, the charting of the coastline and the naming of Australia
Pacific empires : essays in honour of Glyndwr Williams by Alan Frost( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage of the Endeavour : Captain Cook and the discovery of the Pacific by Alan Frost( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European exploration of the Pacific Ocean in the eighteenth century is one of the great stories of human endeavour." "The Voyage of the Endeavour begins with this story in all its intricacy and fascination. It ends with Captain James Cook, his achievements and motivations. It shows why this man can be regarded as the greatest explorer of all time, and one of the makers of the modern imagination."--Jacket
Arthur Phillip, 1738-1814 : his voyaging by Alan Frost( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting new information from archival research in Australia, Europe, South Africa, and North and South America, this is the first biography to cover in full the life of Arthur Phillip, the founding governor of New South Wales. The book tells the fascinating story of an extraordinary egalitarian who travelled the Artic and Atlantic Oceans and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, finally finding himself on the shores of what he would establish as the colony of New South Wales
Botany Bay mirages : illusions of Australia's convict beginnings by Alan Frost( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global reach of empire : Britain's maritime expansion in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, 1764-1815 by Alan Frost( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Frost places the colonization of Australia in a broad context and shows its relationship to other imperial strategies of the period. Based on twenty-five years research in archives around the world, The Global Reach of Empire offers new perspectives on Pacific exploration, war, imperial planning and the beginnings of modern Australia. It also examines the reasons behind the colonization of Australia, and shows the historical origins of the contemporary idea that the Pacific Rim countries will become the twenty-first century's most important economic area."--Jacket
The First Fleet : the real story by Alan Frost( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Frost draws on previously forgotten records to debunk persistent myths. He shows that the voyage was in fact meticulously planned - reflecting its importance to the British government's secret ambitions for imperial expansion
Botany Bay : the real story by Alan Frost( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book digs deeper and sheds new light on the decision to start a colony in Australia. He examines the impact of the American War of Independence and Britain's shifting strategic aims, the role of ministerial incompetence and ambition, and the concerns of a turbulent society obsessed with law and order. In doing so, he questions several accepted ideas about how and why Britain set its sights on an Australian colony
Mutiny, mayhem, mythology : Bounty's enigmatic voyage by Alan Frost( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1789, as the Bounty was sailing through the western Pacific Ocean on its return voyage with a cargo of Tahitian plants, disgruntled crewmen seized control of the ship from their captain. The mutineers set their captain and the 18 men who remained loyal to him adrift in one of the ship's boats, with minimal food supplied and navigational aids, and only four cutlasses for weapons. Alan Frost looks past these common narrative structures to shed new light on what truly happened during the infamous expedition. Reviewing previous accounts and explanations of the voyage and subsequent mutiny, and
The precarious life of James Mario Matra : voyager with Cook, American loyalist, servant of empire by Alan Frost( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1768 James Mario Matra, the 22-year-old son of an American loyalist, sailed with Captain Cook to unknown parts of the world. The voyage, fraught with danger and uncertainty, marked the beginning of what was to be, in many ways, a precarious life. On the Endeavour's return in 1771, Matra anonymously published the first major account of Cook's voyage. He never saw New Holland again, but his significant role in the history of the settlement of Australia was not yet ended. When the American War of Independence deprived Matra of his family inheritance, the Endeavour's celebrated naturalist, Sir Joseph Banks, helped get Matra employment as an official in various foreign outposts. In this capacity he turned his mind to ways of promoting Britain's global commercial network. Having personally felt the loss of one British colony, he conceived a plan to found another. In 1783 he proposed a British settlement in new South Wales to 'atone for the loss of our American colonies'. The settlement would give asylum to dispossessed American loyalists and would be built on the labour of young convicts. Matra offered to be its 'Conductor and Governor'. The Pitt administration concurred with Matra's proposal but declined to offer him the government of the intended colony. Instead he was given the post of Consul at Tangier, where he remained until his death in 1806. In this book Alan Frost has blended Matra's extensive and colourful correspondence with a biographical narrative to reveal for the first time the life and influence of this mysterious figure
Studies from Terra Australis to Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume were originally presented as papers at the Australian Academy of Humanities' bicentennial conference 'Terra Australis to Australia'."--Back cover
The journal of Daniel Paine, 1794-1797, together with documents illustrating the beginning of government boat-building and timber-gathering in New South Wales, 1795-1805 by Daniel Paine( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European voyaging towards Australia( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Joseph Banks and the transfer of plants to and from the South Pacific, 1786-1798 by Alan Frost( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colonial experience : the Port Phillip District 1834-1850( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of migration to Port Phillip - Impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people - Development of Port Phillip Society
Sea Tales. : the fatal voyage of Captain Cook( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capt. Cook's three 18th century world voyages are discussed. His discovery of Hawaii and his subsequent death there are covered in detail
The colonial experience : the Port Phillip District/Victoria 1834-1860 by Richard Broome( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victoria was a remarkable place in the nineteenth century. An Aboriginal space was overwhelmed and transformed into a British colony by the full flush of a pastoral boom. Less than a generation later it was again totally transformed by a mad gold rush that laid new social foundations to the colony and unleashed new visions of colonial society. Richard Broome has fully revised this fourth edition of Colonial Experience, with over fifty new documents, images and a new section to align with the VCE Australian History Study Design 2016-2020
The first fleet : the real story by Alan Frost( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1787 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1500 people, set out from England for Botany Bay. According to the conventional account, it was a shambolic affair: under-prepared, poorly equipped and ill-disciplined. Robert Hughes condemned the organisers' "muddle and lack of foresight", while Manning Clark described scenes of "indescribable misery and confusion".In The First Fleet: The Real Story, Alan Frost draws on previously forgotten records to debunk these persistent myths. He shows that the voyage was in fact meticulously planned́??reflecting its importance to the British government's secret ambitions for imperial expansion. He examines the ships and supplies, passengers and behind-the-scenes discussions. In the process, he reveals the hopes and schemes of those who planned the voyage, and the experiences of those who made it
 
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Voyage of the Endeavour : Captain Cook and the discovery of the Pacific
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Voyage of the Endeavour : Captain Cook and the discovery of the PacificBotany Bay mirages : illusions of Australia's convict beginningsThe global reach of empire : Britain's maritime expansion in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, 1764-1815The First Fleet : the real storyBotany Bay : the real storyThe precarious life of James Mario Matra : voyager with Cook, American loyalist, servant of empireThe first fleet : the real story
Alternative Names
Alan Frost Australian historian

Alan Frost Brits historicus

Alan Frost historiador australià

Alan Frost historiador australiano

Alan Frost historiador británicu

Alan Frost historien australien

Frost, Alan J. 1943-

Frost Alan John

Frost, Alan John 1943-

ألان فروست مؤرخ أسترالي

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English (118)