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Author Hardie, Elsbeth, author

Title The passage of the damned : what happened to the men and women of the Lady Shore mutiny / Elsbeth Hardie
Published North Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, 2019


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Description vi, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Summary In an extraordinary move, in 1797, the British government pressed a small group of French and German prisoners of war into the New South Wales Corps, gave them firearms and placed them as guards on a ship carrying sixty-six convict women and two convict men to New South Wales. The result was a mutiny some months into the voyage in which the captain of the Lady Shore was killed and the fates of all those on board were tied together when the ship was taken to South America. The true story of what happened to those on board is told here in detail for the first time, in part through the eyes of sailor George Drinkald whose fascinating and articulate first-hand testimony has recently emerged. -- Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History
Women prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales
Mutiny -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
English -- Argentina -- History
New South Wales -- History
Genre/Form History.
ISBN 1925801659 paperback
9781925801651 paperback