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The First Fleet : the real story

Author: Alan Frost
Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Frost
ISBN: 9781863955294 1863955291
OCLC Number: 724759214
Description: xii, 259 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : Planning a Convict Colony. --
Anouncing the Decision. --
The Colony : Society, Law and Governance. --
Part II : Assembling the Fleet. --
Officials and Officers. --
Ships' Crews, Marines, Convicts, Wives and Children. --
The Ships. --
Equipping the Colonists. --
Loading the Ships and Embarking the People. --
Part II : Preparing to Sail. --
At Portsmouth. --
Preparing Bodies for the Voyage. --
Part IV : The Voyage. --
Leaving the World. --
Part V : No Cheaper Mode?
Responsibility: Alan Frost.

Abstract:

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.

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