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Image for The Convict Ships 1787-1868.

The Convict Ships 1787-1868.

By: BATESON, Charles.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Brown, Son & Ferguson: 1985

Seller ID: 4408


Reprint of second (revised & best) edition. 8vo. 422pp, frontis and 13 plates. Cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0851741959 View more info

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Records of the Port Phillip Expedition : volumes I--III.

By: CURREY, John (ed).

Price: $900.00

Publisher: Melbourne, The Colony Press: 1990-93.

Seller ID: 35973


Volume I: Correspondence, October 1801 - February 1803 (xv, 161pp , 10 facsimiles of documents). Volume II: Correspondence, March 1803 - September 1804 (148pp, 10 facsimiles of documents, appendix). Volume III: The voyages of the Calcutta and Ocean. With some accounts of the settlement at Sullivan's Bay, Port Phillip, April 1803 - February 1804 (133pp, 8 facsimiles of documents, 2 portraits, 2 charts, 3 maps, 2 half-tones, 2 appendices). All volumes 4to, bound in full mid-brown buckram, spine labels and rules, ribbon markers, printed (rectos only) on fine paper, with notes & commentary, bibli... View more info

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The Early History of Tasmania. Vol I: The Geographical Era, 1642-1804. Vol II: The Penal Settlement Era, 1804-28.

By: GIBLIN, R.W.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London & Melbourne, Methuen & Melbourne University Press / Oxford University Press: 1928& 1939

Seller ID: 36002


First editions. [I] xiv, 342pp, 12 charts (10 folding), 3 plates. [II] Edited by J.D.A. Collier. xxx, 710pp. Both volumes in the original cloth, without dustwrappers; lettered in blind on the upper boards and gilt on the spines. The first volume has some spotting on the edges and faint offsetting on the endpapers, and an owner's bookplate on the front paste-down. The second volume has a typographic error in its sub-title, giving the date-range as 1804-1818; a publisher's errata strip is tipped over this. The spine of Vol II is a bit faded and has a small nick in the cloth at its head; owner's ... View more info

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Bound for Van Diemen's Land : the third convict voyage of Her Majesty's transport 'Gilmore' 1843-1844.

By: HOWARD, John.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Northallerton, North Yorkshire County Record Office: 1996

Seller ID: 12419


Offprint from the NYCRO Review of 1996 (Publication 59). 4to. 52pp, illus, maps. Wrappers with clear cover. A very good clean copy. ***The Gilmore, her voyage and master, Captain Maw, are described in detail, and a chapter is devoted to the convicts on board. Compiled from the documents filed by Maw, now part of the Barry Papers in the County Record Office. View more info

Image for The Convict King : being the romantic life and adventures of Jorgen Jorgenson, Monarch of Iceland, Naval Captain etc. etc.

The Convict King : being the romantic life and adventures of Jorgen Jorgenson, Monarch of Iceland, Naval Captain etc. etc.

By: JORGENSON, Jorgen (retold by James Francis Hogan).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobart, J. Walch & Sons: 1967

Seller ID: 5741


Reprint. Small 8vo. 196pp. Purple soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. View more info

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Governor George Arthur: a colonial benevolent despot.

By: LEVY, M.C.I.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Georgian House: 1953

Seller ID: 23489


First edition. 412pp, frontis portrait, 28 illus. Cloth with dustwrapper (extremities rubbed, some chipping at the corners, now in protective sleeve). Top edges tinted blue, the others a little yellowed. Owner's name, ink stamp of the Maritime Museum of Tasmnia, and its de-accession stamp, on front endpaper. A good clean copy. View more info

Image for Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania. Volume I: 1803-1833. Parts I, II & III.

Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania. Volume I: 1803-1833. Parts I, II & III.

By: NICHOLSON, Ian Hawkins.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Canberra, Roebuck: 1983

Seller ID: 28972


(Roebuck Society Publication no 30.) 4to. 224, 94pp, illustrations & maps. Soft covers; lower front corner creased, edges of spine slightly rubbed. Owner's name stamp at foot of half-title. A very good clean copy ISBN 0909434220 View more info

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The Capture of the Frederick: Macquarie Harbour, Van Diemen's Land 1834.

By: PORTER, James.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Sullivan's Cove: 1981

Seller ID: 4955


375 numbered copies thus (a further 10 copies were bound in full morocco). Folio. 80pp, coloured frontis. Cloth with dustwrapper (spine faded, as often). A very good to fine clean copy. ***From the narrative of Porter, one of the convict pirates, first published anonymously in the Hobart Town Almanack 1838, with official records of the affair. View more info

Image for Murphy's Signals, Hobart Town : the colonial ship flags and semaphore signal charts of convict guard Pte Edward Murphy, 99th Regiment of Foot, Van Diemen's Land.

Murphy's Signals, Hobart Town : the colonial ship flags and semaphore signal charts of convict guard Pte Edward Murphy, 99th Regiment of Foot, Van Diemen's Land.

By: RISBY, Mark.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hobart, Forty South Publishing: 2013

Seller ID: 31542


500 numbered and signed copies. Square 4to. 112pp, colour reproductions throughout. Pictorial papered boards. Fine (new). ISBN 0987589709 *** The eleven signal charts produced by the untrained Murphy in the 1840s and 1850s represent some of the most significant historical maritime art relating to Tasmania. They contain the only known drawings of the merchant ships' VDL colonial ensign and the entire collection of individual merchant ships' identification flags flown in Hobart Town. The book shows in fine detail the 250 flags and 300 telegraphic semaphore signals and their decodes. View more info

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An Imperial Disaster: the wreck of George the Third.

By: ROE, Michael.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2006

Seller ID: 20723


750 copies; x, 294pp, coloured frontis, b&w illus. Cloth with pictorial dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0908528329 ***On 12 April 1835 the convict transport George the Third, with a cargo of over 200 prisoners, entered D’Entrecasteaux Channel in Van Diemen’s Land after a four-month voyage from England. That night it struck a submerged rock and became a total wreck. The death toll was 133, all but six of whom were convicts. Almost half the convicts who died were in hospital suffering scurvy, and had little chance of escape from the rapid flooding of the ship’s lower reache... View more info

An Imperial Disaster: the wreck of George the Third.

By: ROE, Michael.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2006

Seller ID: 24759


750 copies; x, 294pp, coloured frontis, b&w illus. Cloth with pictorial dustwrapper. A second-hand copy in very good, clean condition. ISBN 0908528329 ***On 12 April 1835 wreck of the convict transport George the Third, with loss of 133 persons, all but six of whom were convicts. View more info

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Vanished Fleets : sea stories from Old Van Dieman's Land.

By: VILLIERS, Alan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hobart, Cat & Fiddle Press: 1974

Seller ID: 23855


Illustrated with photographs and maps. Facsimile reprint (first published 1931). xii, 298pp, b&w frontis & 20 b&w photographs, endpaper sketch maps. Blue cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0858530163 ***Early days, convict ships, whalers and clippers. View more info

Abel Janszoon Tasman: his life and voyages [and] The Deportation of the Norfolk Islanders to the Derwent in 1808.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania: 1896

Seller ID: 12648


This is a double issue of the RST's Papers & Proceedings for 1894-95: [xvi], xxxvii, 66pp (for 1894); (vi), 120, 6, [6]pp (for 1895). Walker's Tasman article comprises pp[vi], 1-56 (3 folding maps) of the 1895 section; and the Norfolk Islander article is pp1-26 of the 1894 section. Original wrappers, spine slightly soiled and with a couple of tiny chips at head and tail. The large folding map with Mault's paper has its outer edge a trifle worn due to a misfold. Clean inside, a very good copy. ***Walker's essays were later issued in the memorial volume Early Tasmania, published by the RST in 19... View more info