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The Resource A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally

A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally

Label
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia
Title
A commonwealth of thieves
Title remainder
the improbable birth of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1787, Britain banished its unwanted citizens uneducated petty thieves, streetwalkers, orphan chimneysweeps and dashing highwaymen to the fringes of the known world. So remote was Botany Bay the destination to which the overcrowded, disease-ridden convict ships were bound - that only one European expedition had ever before anchored there. Yet the rejects of Britain, accompanied only by a flimsy complement of soldiers, marines and officers, were expected to start a settlement and flourish.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10637901
Cataloging source
DLC
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Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU99
LC item number
.K46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Australia
  • Prisoners
  • Convict ships
  • Penal colonies
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Phillip, Arthur
  • Governors
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Milson Point, NSW : Random House Australia, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-367) and index
Control code
ocm65207155
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9780385514590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044470
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)65207155
Label
A commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Milson Point, NSW : Random House Australia, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-367) and index
Control code
ocm65207155
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9780385514590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044470
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)65207155

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