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Title:The Commandants; The Tyrants Who Ruled Norfolk Island
Price:AUD$13.20 (about USD$10.29)
Book ID:SB00-0109934
Publisher:Herron Publications, West End, Queensland, 1980
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Photographic and Illustrations
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Herron Publications, 1980, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic and Illustrations

205 g.; VIII, 9-180 pages, list of illustrations, references, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with 12 pages of black-and-white photography, illustrations and maps between page 92 and 93. Colour illustrated front cover with red, white and black titles to the front panel and red and white titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book edges and panels. Fading to the backstrip and there are reading creases present. Browning to the text block edges and to the internal text. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the title page. Fading to the back panel. " Norfolk Island, the beautiful island the British chose as a penal settlement and source of shipbuilding materials, became living hell for thousands of convicts. Unfettered by government control, the Commandants of Norfolk Island were brutal and statistic rulers of this tiny island, turning it into a place to rival the concentration camps of later years. Few were enlightened leaders, the only one who attempted reform was foiled by his subordinates. Brutal floggings, multiple executions, barbaric and ingenious punishments -- all failed to completely suppress the convicts of Norfolk Island, who found ways of fighting back only to suffer worse punishments. The convicts developed a sub-culture little better than the one which dominated them and homosexuality was the norm. M.G. Britts graphically depicts the impressions made by the succession of brutal Commandants who made the name of Norfolk Island notorious around the world." -- from the rear panel blurb. Size: Large Format Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Australia ; ISBN: 0947163069. ISBN/EAN: 9780947163068. Inventory No: 0109934.
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