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Ship of Death: The Tragedy of the 'Emigrant' by [Smith, Jane]
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Length: 345 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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'Jane Smith, excellent historian that she is ...  has added a rich vein to our understanding of the personal, individual legends of early white settlement in Queensland.' - Kerry O'Brien

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The Voyage The Quarantine The Aftermath

When 276 poor British emigrants sail away from Plymouth on the ship Emigrant in April 1850, seeking a better life in Australia, they know nothing of the ordeal that lies ahead. For four terrible months at sea, they endure cramped and squalid conditions, insufferable heat, bitter cold … and a mounting death toll from the dreaded disease that rages through the ship: typhus.

When the Emigrant arrives in Moreton Bay, the nightmare continues. For three long months in quarantine at Stradbroke Island, the immigrants’ hopes are raised and dashed, and raised and dashed again.

Impeccably researched and poignantly told, Ship of Death unfurls the true saga of the ill-fated voyage, quarantine, and aftermath. For the first time, this stunning book reveals the human stories of some key players in the drama – their backgrounds, their suffering, and their fates – and in doing so, brings to life a remarkable journey common to many of Australia’s early settlers.

Their stories are tales of hardship, resilience, courage, and despair.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3068 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Jane Smith (9 October 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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16 November 2019
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