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The First Fleet : the real story

Author: Alan Frost
Publisher: [Sydney] : Read How You Want/Accessible, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : EasyRead large print edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Frost
ISBN: 9781459624948 1459624947
OCLC Number: 763560896
Notes: Originally published: Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2011.
ISBN (9781863955294) on t.p. verso is for the Black Inc. ed.
Set in 16 pt. Verdana.
Description: ix, 384 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Alan Frost.

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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 planned - 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 - back cover.

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