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By sea & stars : the story of the First Fleet / Trent Dalton.

By sea & stars : the story of the First Fleet / Trent Dalton.
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ISBN 9781460757413 (hardback)
Author Dalton, Trent (author.)
Title By sea & stars : the story of the First Fleet / Trent Dalton.
Other title By sea and stars
Publisher &/or associated date/s Sydney, N.S.W. : Fourth Estate, 2018.
Description xvii, 137 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Note "The text of this book was originally published as a series of articles in The Australian, which can be viewed at"--Title page verso."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea and Stars tells the story of the epic voyage which led to the founding of our nation, as told from the point of view of the people who took part - willingly or unwillingly - in it. Drawing from historical sources of the time, including letters and journals, Trent Dalton, one of Australia's best writers, brings this epic voyage, and the people who went on it, to vivid life. This is not dry history of dates and names. These are gripping stories of real people, from the lowest to the highest. From terrified nine year old chimney sweep and convict John Hudson to conscientious Lieutenant Ralph Clark, pining after his wife and son, to the brave and determined Captain-General Arthur Phillip, the brightest star of the British Navy: these are the people who made the voyage, and these are their stories - of death, duty, glory, lust, violence, escape, mutiny - and a great southern land."--Back cover.
Subjects Phillip, Arthur, -- 1738-1814
Great Britain. -- Royal Navy. -- Fleet, First
Colonists -- Australia
Convict ships -- Australia -- History
Voyages around the world -- 18th century
First Fleet, 1787-1788
Penal colonies -- Australia -- History
Prisoners -- Transportation -- Australia -- History
Convicts -- Australia
Convict ships -- Australia
Australia -- History -- To 1788
Australia -- Discovery and exploration
Australia -- Colonisation
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851
Other Corporate Bodies Australian
Uniform title Australian (Magazine)
Call number 2019.089
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A00934367 2019.089
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