Bound For Botany Bay

$59.95 GST

Category: SKU: 10988

Description

‘Botany Bay’ – a name that evokes the exotic and the lush, but in fact the destination of thousands of convicted men, women and children, transported from Britain across the oceans to Australian exile. Alan Brooke and David Brandon reveal the true story of this vast enterprise, which spanned two centuries, and draw on a host of letters, journals and illustrations to flesh out the diverse experience of these high seas voyages. For some, on both sides of the law, the journey was literally a death sentence; for others, it became an undreamt of opportunity for building a new life. It is a tale of both fascinating and surprising, in equal measure, and it is told here with verve and panache. 272 pages HB