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Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia

By: Robin Haines

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UNSW Press: 2004

Seller ID: 405493


During the nineteenth century approximately 750,000 government-assisted emigrants crossed the world from the United Kingdom to Australia. They traveled about 15,000 miles, usually without stopping en route, sometimes in cramped conditions, occasionally with over 500 people on board. This evocative book looks at the experience of emigrants in steerage on their passage to Australia, and at those charged with their care.This wonderfully rich and moving book focuses on t... View more info