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The Resource David Collins : a colonial life, John Currey

David Collins : a colonial life, John Currey

Label
David Collins : a colonial life
Title
David Collins
Title remainder
a colonial life
Statement of responsibility
John Currey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The life of David Collins - judge, historian and governor - reflects the story of the European settlement of Australia. Born in London in 1756, he joined the Marine Corps at fourteen and in 1775 fought against the Americans at the battle of Bunker Hill. In 1787 he was appointed deputy judge-advocate of the impending expedition to Botany Bay." "In a remarkable trio of events, Collins was one of the founders of Sydney in 1788, began the first European settlement in Victoria in 1803, and founded Hobart Town the following year." "The journal he began on the First Fleet grew into the first substantial history of New South Wales, and his private letters - extensively quoted for the first time in John Currey's fine biography - give a rare insight into the early colonial world."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Currey, John
Dewey number
994.02092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU115.2.C55
LC item number
C87 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Miegunyah volumes
Series volume
2nd ser., no. 33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collins, David
  • Arabanoo
  • Bennelong
  • Colbee
  • Barangaroo
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Governors
  • Judges
  • Australia
Label
David Collins : a colonial life, John Currey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Miegunyah Press"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 363-377
Contents
  • -- 5.
  • Trust and discord
  • -- 6.
  • Letters from home
  • -- 7.
  • Children of nature
  • -- 8.
  • An Outcast of society
  • -- 9.
  • Home with expectations
  • 1.
  • -- 10.
  • Historian of the colony
  • -- 11.
  • In search of a patron
  • -- 12.
  • Bound for Bass's Strait
  • -- 13.
  • A Totally unfit place
  • -- 14.
  • Silence and neglect
  • Servants of their king
  • -- 15.
  • Bigamist and debauchee
  • -- 16.
  • Money, rebellion and rebuke
  • -- 17.
  • An Insult to authority
  • -- 18.
  • Bligh's 'unhandsome conduct'
  • -- 19.
  • A Father to all
  • -- 2.
  • War and confusion
  • -- 3.
  • Voyage to the unknown
  • -- 4.
  • Tranquillity defiled
Control code
000021581900
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 390 p.
Isbn
9780522849264
Lccn
2001320428
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)47225468
Label
David Collins : a colonial life, John Currey
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Miegunyah Press"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 363-377
Contents
  • -- 5.
  • Trust and discord
  • -- 6.
  • Letters from home
  • -- 7.
  • Children of nature
  • -- 8.
  • An Outcast of society
  • -- 9.
  • Home with expectations
  • 1.
  • -- 10.
  • Historian of the colony
  • -- 11.
  • In search of a patron
  • -- 12.
  • Bound for Bass's Strait
  • -- 13.
  • A Totally unfit place
  • -- 14.
  • Silence and neglect
  • Servants of their king
  • -- 15.
  • Bigamist and debauchee
  • -- 16.
  • Money, rebellion and rebuke
  • -- 17.
  • An Insult to authority
  • -- 18.
  • Bligh's 'unhandsome conduct'
  • -- 19.
  • A Father to all
  • -- 2.
  • War and confusion
  • -- 3.
  • Voyage to the unknown
  • -- 4.
  • Tranquillity defiled
Control code
000021581900
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 390 p.
Isbn
9780522849264
Lccn
2001320428
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)47225468

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