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The Resource A voyage to New Holland and round the world : for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement, undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy, in HMS Glatton during the years 1802 and 1803 ; introduced and edited by G. Allen Mawer

A voyage to New Holland and round the world : for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement, undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy, in HMS Glatton during the years 1802 and 1803 ; introduced and edited by G. Allen Mawer

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A voyage to New Holland and round the world : for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement
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A voyage to New Holland and round the world
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for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement
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undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy, in HMS Glatton during the years 1802 and 1803 ; introduced and edited by G. Allen Mawer
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eng
Summary
No mariner knew the wide Pacific better than James Colnett, RN. He had sailed with Cook; he had filibustered in the north-west Pacific fur trade (nearly starting a war with Spain in the process); he had made a whaling reconnaissance to the Galapagos Islands. Although the journal is an important record of a short-lived experiment using warships as convict transports, its wider interest lies in Colnett's observations on New South Wales as he found it in 1803. Sensitive to criticism but with unconventionally liberal views about the administration of justice, he is probably unique in his inability to discern any redeeming feature in Sydney, not even its harbour. In fact he believed New Zealand a better prospect for a colony in the region. His description of New South Wales as mutinous was prophetic. Colnett was instrumental in having King recalled. Ironically, King was replaced by a man who already had a bad record with mutineers: Captain Bligh of the Bounty would become Governor Bligh of the Rum Rebellion
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
910.9164
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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A voyage to New Holland and round the world : for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement, undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy, in HMS Glatton during the years 1802 and 1803 ; introduced and edited by G. Allen Mawer
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Includes bibliographical references(pages 95-96) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Voyaga round the world in HMS Glatton -- Preparations for the voyage to New South Wales -- Passage from England to Rio Janeiro -- Remarks on proceedings at Rio Janeiro -- Passage from Rio Janeiro to Gough Island -- Passage from Gough Island to New Holland -- Remarks on proceedings at Port Jackson, New Holland -- The prospects of New South Wales and New Zealand compared -- Passage from Port Jackson to England -- Epilogue -- Sources -- Notes and commentary -- Index
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000057117733
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781925078893
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimilies
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(OCoLC)940937338
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A voyage to New Holland and round the world : for the purpose of transporting convicts thither and returning with ship timbers, with observations on the mutinous state of New South Wales and the superiority of New Zealand for settlement, undertaken and performed by Captain James Colnett of the Royal Navy, in HMS Glatton during the years 1802 and 1803 ; introduced and edited by G. Allen Mawer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 95-96) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Voyaga round the world in HMS Glatton -- Preparations for the voyage to New South Wales -- Passage from England to Rio Janeiro -- Remarks on proceedings at Rio Janeiro -- Passage from Rio Janeiro to Gough Island -- Passage from Gough Island to New Holland -- Remarks on proceedings at Port Jackson, New Holland -- The prospects of New South Wales and New Zealand compared -- Passage from Port Jackson to England -- Epilogue -- Sources -- Notes and commentary -- Index
Control code
000057117733
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
112 pages
Isbn
9781925078893
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimilies
System control number
(OCoLC)940937338

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