Most Perfectly Safe: The Convict Shipwreck Disasters of 1833-42

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Allen Mawer takes us back to Australia's colonial past to vividly describe what life was really like on a convict transport - and conduct an investigation into a train of disasters that, were they to occur today, would at least be worth a Royal Commission and might put paid to a political career or two.
This lively account of the convict trade in the 1830s and the shipwrecks that plunged it into crisis is the first full-scale account of the experiences of the convicts (both men and women), the guards and crew, the civil servants who ran the system and the businessmen who profited from it.

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Allen Mawer is a maritime historian. He is currently at work on the sprawling, action-packed story of Australia's whaling and sealing past.

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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1997. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Australia's colonial past is in the age of sail is vividly described.Convicts aboard convict transport ships in the 1830's and the shipwrecks that they fell victim to. BOOK DETAILS: In pristine condition with little evidence of wear. Inside the pages are crisp, clean & white with no obvious indication of use. The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout.The card covers are glossy, bright,clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. No age-toned pages.No signs of previous ownership (no previous ownership inscriptions). Book has appearance of only minimal use. . A very attractive/desirable copy. Illustrated. 192pp. (incl. index). The unpacked weight of this book is approx. 379gm. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed will automatically exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established: 1993). ***Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.*** United States Customers PLEASE BE AWARE Airmail parcels entering the USA are now inspected by Homeland Security. Parcels to U.S. addresses can therefore be delayed and sometimes take up to four weeks or even longer from Australia. We need to ask U.S. customers therefor to be patient. We now insist on parcels to the U.S. always being sent by REGISTERED Mail. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 11331

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