Beyond the Sea

Log Book of the Convict Transport Atlas, 1801 - 1802

Author: Brian Ahearn,Richard Brooks,Elphinstone Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987516022

Category: Australia

Page: 324

View: 9835

This log book is an aid to researching and understanding the historic voyage of the Atlas, arguably the worst in the history of convict transportation from Ireland to the infant colony of New South Wales. This is first time the log of this voyage has been published and a listing been made available covering the convicts, crew and passengers. The publication is set out in three parts: 1. The voyage 2. The log 3. The convicts by muster, census and their fate on arrival. It is hoped the evidence gleaned from the log book of the Atlas will add to the background of the voyage and the tragic history of convict transportation to New South Wales. Each page of the original log has been scanned and enhanced, then transcribed for ease of readership and study. It is hoped that noting individual convicts will provide a working document for further research by those who have ancestors who survived the voyage, and went on to create a family of proud 'native' Australians. Their strong work ethic, sense of humour, friendliness, love of life and cheeky lack of respect for authority and all things English became entrenched in the way the nation developed its Australian-ness. Australia was because of them. The log is an important reference point for the book titled 'Beyond the Sea' - The life and times of Murtagh Ahern.

The Convict Ship

A Narrative of the Results of Scriptural Instruction and Moral Discipline on Board the "Earl Grey"

Author: Colin Arrott Browning

Publisher: N.A


Category: Convict ships

Page: 276

View: 3401

The Convict and the Cattleman

Author: Allison Merritt

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1616505095

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9291

His love is the key to her release. Sentenced to seven years of servitude in the penal colony of New South Wales, Bridgit Madden is thrust into a world unlike anything she's known, dangers she never imagined and enemies with their own interests at heart. Certain the conviction has ruined her chances of ever having a real family, she is fearful of her future. Despite his reluctance to take in a convict, grazier and pioneer cattleman Jonah Andrus needs a servant to care for his orphaned niece. When presented with Bridgit, who is far too beautiful and distracting, he initially tries to refuse. However, with a busy cattle station to oversee, he needs help right away. Upon her first meeting with Jonah's niece, Bridgit immediately falls in love with the baby and hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding her birth. As she gets to know her employer better, Bridgit makes it her mission to remind him that family is priceless. When it seems as though she might have found the place she truly belongs, their love is threatened by lies and deceit, and both of them might lose everything they hold dear for a second time. 65,000 Words

Depraved and Disorderly

Female Convicts, Sexuality and Gender in Colonial Australia

Author: Joy Damousi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587235

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 8033

This innovative book tells the powerful stories of convict women, while drawing out broader themes of gender and sexual disorder and race and class dynamics. It looks at the cultural meanings of aspects of life in the colony: on ships, in the factories and in orphanages. Damousi considers such topics as headshaving as punishment in the prisons, as well as analyzing the language of pollution, purity and abandonment. The book shows how understanding about sexual and racial difference became a focus for cultural anxiety in colonial society.

Papers Relating to the Convict Establishment at Portsmouth, Sheerness, and Woolwich

Two Reports of John Henry Capper, Esquire, Superintendent of the Several Ships and Vessels for the Confinement of Offenders Unter Sentence of Transportation, Dated 16th October 1815, and 26th January 1816 : and Also, Instructions from the Secretary of State's Offcice, to the Said Superindendent, Dated 23d August 1815

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 19

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Many Middle Passages

Forced Migration and the Making of the Modern World

Author: Emma Christopher,Cassandra Pybus,Marcus Rediker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520252066

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 3978

"Extends the concept of the Middle Passage to encompass the expropriation of people across other maritime and inland routes. No previous book has highlighted the diversity and centrality of middle passages, voluntary and involuntary, to modern global history."--Kenneth Morgan, author of Slavery and the British Empire "This volume extends the now well-established project of 'Atlantic World Studies' beyond its geographic and chronological frames to a genuinely global analysis of labour migration. It is a work of major importance that sparkles with new discoveries and insights."--Rick Halpern, co-editor of Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850