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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Gaolbird : The True Story of William Swallow, Convict and Pirate
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'It’s 23 October 1821 and convict William Swallow stands on the deck of the Malabar for muster. He is wearing a canary yellow convict uniform and his legs are chained. He’s just completed the 121-day sea voyage from London to Hobart Town, but his wild and audacious adventures have barely begun.

'He’ll soon ditch the convict uniform and the chains, take part in a mutiny, become a pirate captain and fool the world in what just might be the most outrageous and unbelievable true story in Australia’s convict history. ' (Publication Summary)

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    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      • Published: 31st July 2017
         

      ISBN: 9781925498172

Works about this Work

[Review] Gaolbird : The True Story of William Swallow, Convict and Pirate Maria H. Alessandrino , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , November vol. 32 no. 5 2017; (p. 26)

— Review of Gaolbird : The True Story of William Swallow, Convict and Pirate Simon Barnard , 2017 single work picture book

'From the creator of CBCA award winning information book of the year A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land, comes another stunning historical account taking us back into our convict past. The year is 1821 when William Walker (better known in legend as William Swallow) lands on Tasmanian shores. Shipped from England as punishment for a series of crimes, what follows is an adventure that will bring William full circle as he tries to regain his freedom through trickery and escape; has a brief flirtation with life as a pirate on the Cyprus and cements himself as a legend in Australian history.' (Introduction)

[Review] Gaolbird : The True Story of William Swallow, Convict and Pirate Maria H. Alessandrino , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , November vol. 32 no. 5 2017; (p. 26)

— Review of Gaolbird : The True Story of William Swallow, Convict and Pirate Simon Barnard , 2017 single work picture book

'From the creator of CBCA award winning information book of the year A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land, comes another stunning historical account taking us back into our convict past. The year is 1821 when William Walker (better known in legend as William Swallow) lands on Tasmanian shores. Shipped from England as punishment for a series of crimes, what follows is an adventure that will bring William full circle as he tries to regain his freedom through trickery and escape; has a brief flirtation with life as a pirate on the Cyprus and cements himself as a legend in Australian history.' (Introduction)

Last amended 27 Mar 2018 13:35:17
Subjects:
  • Van Diemen's Land (1803-1856), Tasmania,
  • 1829
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