Publisher:uUniversity of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 2008
uUniversity of Queensland Press, 2008, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 305 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Through a combination of riveting tales of escape, exploration, and bushranging, this engaging account documents a little-known facet of Australian history as a penal colony, revealing some of the first, reluctant settlers' misconceptions of the island. From the belief that China was a few days' walk north of Sydney to the delusion that Timor was only a short distance overland, the document recalls the escape myths that ran rampant, disrupting the colony and leaving the authorities with little clue as to how to suppress them. A daring and desperate tale, the narrative also delves into the impact of these outrageous beliefs on the development of colonial Australia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; 19th century; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780702236860. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7736.