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Alternative title: 1788 : the Birth of a Nation, Comprising A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay and An Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson; Watkin Tench's 1788
Note: Introduced by Tim Flannery.
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 1788
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'Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet in January 1788. He was in his late twenties, a captain of the marines, and on the adventure of his life. Insatiably curious, with a natural genius for storytelling, Tench wrote two enthralling accounts of the infant colony - A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay and A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson. Tench brings to life the legendary figures of Bennelong, Arabanoo and Governor Phillip, and records the voices of convicts trying to make new lives in their new country.'(Source: Goodreads website)

Notes

  • Contains:

    Book One - A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay

    Book Two - A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson.

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 1996 .
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      Extent: 276p.
      Note/s:
      • First published as 2 separate vols. : A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay. London : Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-house, Piccadilly, 1789. and A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales. London : Sold by G. Nicol ... and J. Sewell ... , 1793.
      ISBN: 1875847278, 9781875847273
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2009 .
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      Extent: 280p.
      Edition info: Previous ed. 1996.
      Description: illus., map, and port.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 9781921520044 (pbk)

Works about this Work

26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
26 Aussie Books You Must Read Blanche Clark , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 January 2015; (p. 18-19)
'With Australia Day upons us...26 great Australian Books that have helped shape and define our nation...'
Last amended 2 Feb 2016 10:28:23
Subjects:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Port Jackson, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • New South Wales,
  • 1788-1851
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