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The Resource Ship of Death : the tragedy of the 'Emigrant', (electronic resource)

Ship of Death : the tragedy of the 'Emigrant', (electronic resource)

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Ship of Death : the tragedy of the 'Emigrant'
Title
Ship of Death
Title remainder
the tragedy of the 'Emigrant'
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When 276 poor British emigrants sail away from Plymouth on the ship Emigrant in April 1850, seeking a better life in Australia, they know nothing of the ordeal that lies ahead. For four terrible months at sea, they endure cramped and squalid conditions, insufferable heat, bitter cold ... and a mounting death toll from the dreaded disease that rages through the ship: typhus. When the Emigrant arrives in Moreton Bay, the nightmare continues. For three long months in quarantine at Stradbroke Island, the immigrants' hopes are raised and dashed, and raised and dashed again. Impeccably researched and poignantly told, Ship of Death unfurls the true saga of the ill-fated voyage, quarantine, and aftermath. For the first time, this stunning book reveals the human stories of some key players in the drama - their backgrounds, their suffering, and their fates - and in doing so, brings to life a remarkable journey common to many of Australia's early settlers. Their stories are tales of hardship, resilience, courage, and despair
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Smith, Jane Margaret
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Emigrant (Ship)
  • Ships
  • Immigrants
  • British
  • Ocean travel
  • Electronic books
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Ship of Death : the tragedy of the 'Emigrant', (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14694368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780648650317
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14694368
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14694368
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Ship of Death : the tragedy of the 'Emigrant', (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14694368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780648650317
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14694368
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14694368
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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