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Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum / Adam Courtenay.

Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum / Adam Courtenay.
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ISBN 9780733341861
Author Courtenay, Adam (author)
Title Three sheets to the wind : why a motley crew of merchant seamen walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum / Adam Courtenay.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Sydney, NSW : ABC Books, 2022.
©2022.
Description 301 pages : illustrations maps, portraits ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary When, in 1796, Calcutta-based Scottish merchants Campbell and Clark dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly renamed the Sydney Cove to the colony of New South Wales, they were hoping to make their fortune. The ship's speculative cargo included all kinds of products to entice the new colony's inhabitants, including 7000 gallons of rum. The merchants were planning to sell the liquor to the Rum Corp, which ruled the fledgling colony with an iron grip, despite the recent arrival of Governor John Hunter. But when the ship went down north of Van Diemen's Land, cargo master William Campbell and 16 other crew members decided to walk the 600 miles to Sydney Town to get help and rescue crew and the precious goods. Assisted by at least six Indigenous clans on his journey, Clark saw far more of the country than Joseph Banks ever did, and his eventual report to Governor Hunter led to far-reaching consequences for the fledgling colony. And the rum? Some of it was saved.
Subjects Campbell, William
Sydney Cove (Ship)
First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners -- Australia
Wilderness survival -- Australia
Shipwreck survival -- Australia
Rum -- History
Shipwrecks -- Victoria
Shipwrecks -- Victoria -- Ninety Mile Beach
Shipwreck victims -- Victoria
Shipwrecks -- History
Discoveries in geography
Shipwreck victims
Shipwrecks
First contact (Anthropology) -- Australia
New South Wales -- History -- Rum Rebellion, 1808-1809
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851
Ninety Mile Beach (Vic.)
New South Wales -- History -- 18th century
Australia -- Description and travel -- 1788-1851
Call number 2022.142
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