Life and Death in the Age of Sail
The Passage to Australia New edition
By (author) Robin F. Haines
Life and Death in the Age of Sail by Robin F. Haines
Book DescriptionThis landmark book was shortlisted for the 2004 NSW Premier's History Awards. The author will be a guest at the Adelaide Writers Festival in March, 2006. This book provides vivid insights into the experience of steerage emigrants leaving Britain for Australia throughout the nineteenth century. It draws from letters and diaries of passengers, who write movingly about the illness and deaths of their children and tell of coping with everyday life below decks.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780868408989
(213mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Imprint: UNSW Press
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Robin F. Haines
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In this tale of movement from one hemisphere to another, we see doctors at work attending to their often demanding duties at sea. This book shows, in graphic detail, just why a few notorious voyages suffered tragic loss of life in the absence of competent supervision and demonstrates the saving of life on the Australian route in the Victorian era.
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