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The Resource The commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally

The commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally

Label
The commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia
Title
The commonwealth of thieves
Title remainder
the improbable birth of Australia
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Keneally
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the story of modern Australia begins in eighteenth-century Britain, where people were hanged for petty offences but crime was rife, and the gaols were bursting
Summary
In 1787, Britain banished its unwanted citizens uneducated petty thieves, streetwalkers, orphan chimneysweeps and dashing highwaymen to the fringes of the known world. So remote was Botany Bay the destination to which the overcrowded, disease-ridden convict ships were bound - that only one European expedition had ever before anchored there. Yet the rejects of Britain, accompanied only by a flimsy complement of soldiers, marines and officers, were expected to start a settlement and flourish.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10637901
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keneally, Thomas
Dewey number
994.02
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Prisoners
  • Convict ships
  • Penal colonies
  • Phillip, Arthur
Target audience
adult
Label
The commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Milson Point, NSW : Random House Australia, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20681111
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780385514590
Lccn
2006044470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 2006044470
Label
The commonwealth of thieves : the improbable birth of Australia, Thomas Keneally
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Milson Point, NSW : Random House Australia, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20681111
Dimensions
25cm
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780385514590
Lccn
2006044470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 2006044470

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