FREE book about #Australia #history from Project Gutenberg - Early Australian History, by Charles White. EARLY AUSTRALIAN HISTORY. CONVICT LIFE In New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. PARTS I & II - THE STORY OF THE TEN GOVERNORS, AND THE STORY OF THE CONVICTS.
A comprehensive listing of Convicts, Marines, Seamen, Officers, Wives, Children, and Ships. On 13 May 1787, 11 ships set out from England on an 8-month voyage to Australia. About 1350 men, women & children left England with the First Fleet. Their names, status & the ships in which they journeyed are the subject matter of this book.
Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and some facsimiles of newspapers articles. Barry Dickins, the author of the award-winning play Remember Ronald Ryan, powerfully evokes Ryan the man, the drama of his story and the historical background to the execution, with a rich collection of anecdote and ephemera: recollections by people connect with Ryan's escape, arrest, detention and appeal, as well as supporters and opponents of capital punishment.