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Melancholy News of the Convict Ship George the Third single work   poetry   "Farewell, dear friends and comrades all,"
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Melancholy News of the Convict Ship George the Third
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  • The convict transport George the Third sank after hitting a reef at the entrance to the D'Entrecasteaux Channel on the 12th of April, 1835. Out of a total compliment of 295, 133 on board lost their lives. 127 of the casualties were convicts.

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    y separately published work icon Farewell to Judges and Juries : The Broadside Ballads and Convict Transportation to Australia, 1788-1868 Hugh Anderson (editor), Hotham Hill : Red Rooster Press , 2000 Z897572 2000 anthology poetry criticism diary autobiography Verse text (and where accessible tunes) of approximately 140 transportation broadside songs and verses, with extracts from personal stories of convicts as given in letters, diaries, chapbooks, and reminiscences. More than 150 illustrations, including the art work of headpieces and reproduction of drawings and engravings. Introduction surveys books and articles dealing with the broadside industry and with convict transportation. Hotham Hill : Red Rooster Press , 2000 pg. 122-123
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Subjects:
  • Derwent River, Derwent Valley, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
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