The Passage of the Damned

What happened to the men and women of the 'Lady Shore' mutiny

Elsbeth Hardie

In 1797, Britain rashly pressed French prisoners of war into the New South Wales Corps and armed them as guards on a ship carrying 66 female and 2 male convicts to New South Wales. The result was a mutiny, with the captain killed and ship high jacked to South America. The true story of those on board is told in detail for the first time.
Date Published :
April 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984378
Pages : 252
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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In an extraordinary move, in 1797, the British government pressed a small group of French and German prisoners of war into the New South Wales Corps, gave them firearms and placed them as guards on a ship carrying sixty-six convict women and two convict men to New South Wales. The result was a mutiny some months into the voyage in which the captain of the Lady Shore was killed and the fates of all of those on board were tied together when the ship was taken to South America. The true story of what happened to those on board is told here in detail for the first time, in part through the eyes of sailor George Drinkald whose fascinating and articulate first-hand testimony has recently emerged.

About The Author
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New Zealand-based Elsbeth Hardie is trained as a journalist and has had a career writing professionally for business clients. She is a graduate of the creative writing honours degree course at the University of Auckland, where she majored in English Literature.

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