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Bedlam at Botany Bay

Author: James Dunk
Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia : NewSouth, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Madness stalked the colony of New South Wales and tracing its wild path changes the way we look at our colonial history. What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history, we find out through the tireless correspondence of governors and colonial secretaries, the delicate descriptions of judges and doctors, the brazen words of firebrand politicians, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Dunk
ISBN: 9781742236179 1742236170 9781742244556 1742244556 9781742249025 1742249027
OCLC Number: 1098211284
Description: x, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: There is a wildness --
The liabilities of the sea --
Madness and malingering --
The 'lunatic asylum' at Castle Hill --
The politics of a penal colony --
Darling's suicides --
After the rebellion --
Wrongful confinement and irresponsible power --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James Dunk.

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What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we find out through the  Read more...

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