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High Seas and High Teas

Voyaging to Australia
Author: Russell, Roslyn; O'Brien, Kerry
Publisher: National Library of Australia

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‘The rats I frighten away by throwing books or anything hard at the spot at which they commence their gnawing.’

Emigrant Janet Ronald wrote this in the journal she kept on board one of the ships transporting free settlers from Britain and Ireland to Australia in the nineteenth century.

On journeys lasting more than 100 days, non-stop, our forebears endured raging seas, the dazzling heat of the tropics and freezing temperatures as ships journeyed far into the southerly latitudes. They also formed social communities, putting on plays, developing sometimes lasting relationships and taking part in wild nautical rituals.

Using diary entries and shipboard newspapers, author Roslyn Russell gives a vivid sense of what it was like to leave one life for another and sail across the world into the unknown. In the foreword, Kerry O’Brien writes about his Irish ancestors’ perilous voyages to Australia in the nineteenth century—as both free settlers and guests of Her Majesty.

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SKU: 9780642278852 Category: Product ID: 5869

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‘The rats I frighten away by throwing books or anything hard at the spot at which they commence their gnawing.’ Emigrant Janet Ronald wrote this in the journal she kept on board one of the ships transporting free settlers from Britain and Ireland to Australia in the nineteenth century. On journeys lasting more than 100 days, non-stop, our forebears endured raging seas, the dazzling heat of the tropics and freezing temperatures as ships journeyed far into the southerly latitudes. They also formed social communities, putting on plays, developing sometimes lasting relationships and taking part in wild nautical rituals. Using diary entries and shipboard newspapers, author Roslyn Russell gives a vivid sense of what it was like to leave one life for another and sail across the world into the unknown. In the foreword, Kerry O’Brien writes about his Irish ancestors’ perilous voyages to Australia in the nineteenth century-as both free settlers and guests of Her Majesty.

Additional information

Weight 1.37 kg
Dimensions 28 × 25 cm
ISBN

9780642278852

Subtitle

Voyaging to Australia

Author

Russell, Roslyn; O'Brien, Kerry

Publisher

National Library of Australia

Release Date

Tuesday March 1st, 2016

Format

Paperback / softback

Production page count

240 Pages