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Tour to Hell : Convict Australia's Great Escape Myths (Paperback)

Author: Levell, David

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Through a combination of riveting tales of escape, exploration, and bushranging, this engaging account documents a little-known facet of Australian history as a penal colony, revealing some of the first, reluctant settlers? misconceptions of the island. From the belief that China was a few days? walk north of Sydney to the delusion that Timor was only a short distance overland, the document recalls the escape myths that ran rampant, disrupting the colony and leaving the authorities with little clue as to how to suppress them. A daring and desperate tale, the narrative also delves into the impact of these outrageous beliefs on the development of colonial Australia.


Publisher Univ of Queensland Pr
Mfg Part# 9780702236860
SKU 212593212
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0702236861
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0310
Publisher University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
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