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Author Barrington, George, 1755-1804.

Title George Barrington's voyage to Botany Bay : retelling a convict's travel narrative of the 1790s / edited by Suzanne Rickard
Published London : Leicester University Press, 2001

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Description xxiv, 181 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Series The literature of travel, exploration and empire
New Items
Literature of travel, exploration and empire.
Summary Bearing all the hallmarks of authenticity, Barrington's account gained a singular place in popular contemporary travel and exploration literature, providing the foundation for a long series of embellished and illustrated histories. Botany Bay's reputation for cruel deprivation often overshadowed tales of opportunity presented to the talented. Barrington's revival as a reformed convict helped transform his own image, while the narrative's insights into the rigours of transportation, the struggle for survival and daily life in the penal colony initiated a lively convict travel literature
This fully annotated edition identifies the work's original textual sources and illuminates its complex publishing history. It also focuses on contemporary debates concerning penal settlement, punishment, racial encounters and the manipulation of knowledge. George Barrington's surprising credentials as author allowed an exotic interpretation of events and inflamed European curiousity about the colony's settlement. Shrewd publishers exploited the famous name and presented a seamless and colourful assemblage cut from official journals, revealing the extent of close contact with aboriginal peoples, the treatment of convicts and discovery of unusual plants and animals
Notes Barrington's work has become known as Voyage to Botany Bay
The version of Barrington's Voyage used in this work is entitled: An impartial and circumstantial narrative of the present state of Botany Bay, in New South Wales ... by George Barrington, now superintendant of the convicts at Paramata, published circa 1793 by S. & J. Bailey, London
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Barrington's work has become known as Voyage to Botany Bay
The version of Barrington's Voyage used in this work is entitled: An impartial and circumstantial narrative of the present state of Botany Bay, in New South Wales ... by George Barrington, now superintendant of the convicts at Paramata, published circa 1793 by S. & J. Bailey, London
Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
Subject Arabanoo, died 1789
Araboo
Barangaroo, died 1791
Barrington, George, 1755-1804 -- Travel -- Australia -- Botany Bay (N.S.W.)
Barrington, George, 1755-1804 -- Travel -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Botany Bay
Barrington, George, 1755-1804.
Bennelong, approximately 1764-1813.
Convict ships -- Australia.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Biography.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Early works to 1800.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- History -- 18th century.
Penal colonies -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- History -- 18th century.
Prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Prisoners -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Social life and customs.
Travellers' writings
Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- Description and travel - Early works to 1800
Australia -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Australia -- Description and travel.
Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Botany Bay (N.S.W.) -- Description and travel.
New South Wales -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
New South Wales -- Description and travel.
New South Wales -- Social life and customs -- 1788-1851
Genre/Form Travel writing.
Biographies.
Author Rickard, Suzanne, 1948-
LC no. 00055655
ISBN 0718501853
0718501861
Other Titles Voyage to Botany Bay
Title used in introduction: Impartial and circumstantial narrative of the present state of Botany Bay, in New South Wales-- by George Barrington, now superintendant of the convicts at Paramata
Impartial and circumstantial narrative of the present state of Botany Bay, in New South Wales