Memorandoms by James Martin : an astonishing escape from early New South Wales (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Memorandoms by James Martin : an astonishing escape from early New South Wales

Author: James Martin; Tim Causer
Publisher: London : UCL Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the vast body of manuscripts written and collected by the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), held by UCL Library's Special Collections, is one of the most important documents in the histories of European Australia and of convict transportation. The Memorandoms of James Martin is the only known narrative written by members of the first cohort of prisoners transported to Australia, is the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Martin, James.
Memorandoms by James Martin.
London : UCL Press, 2017
(OCoLC)990960118
Named Person: James Martin; James Martin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Martin; Tim Causer
ISBN: 9781911576846 1911576844 9781911576815 191157681X 9781911576853 1911576852 9781911576860 1911576860 1911576836 9781911576839 1911576828 9781911576822
OCLC Number: 1039348195
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 187 pages) : color illustrations, color map, facsimilies
Contents: Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgements; Picture credits; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; List of abbreviations; A note on the ages of the escapees; Introduction; The Bryant party's escape and convict absconding in early New South Wales; The journey to Timor and the escapees' recapture; Back in Britain: James Boswell and the fate of the surviving escapees; The Mary Bryant 'legend' and interpretations of the story; Jeremy Bentham, and Panopticon versus New South Wales; The Memorandoms: previous editions and the manuscripts; Memorandoms by James Martin. A note on the presentation of the textNotes; Introduction; Memorandoms by James Martin; BibliographyArchival Sources; Newspapers and periodicals; Parliamentary publications; Published primary sources; Secondary sources; Fiction; Index.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Tim Causer.

Abstract:

Among the vast body of manuscripts written and collected by the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), held by UCL Library's Special Collections, is one of the most important documents in the histories of European Australia and of convict transportation. The Memorandoms of James Martin is the only known narrative written by members of the first cohort of prisoners transported to Australia, is the first Australian convict narrative, and is the only first-hand account of the best-known Australian convict escape. On the night of 28 March 1791, James Martin, William Bryant, his wife.

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