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The Master of Hells Gates: William Kinghorne 1796-1878 Hardcover, 2017

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The Master of Hells Gates: William Kinghorne 1796-1878 by Alex Pugh, Chris Maxwell (Hardcover, 2017)

Author(s): Alex Pugh, Chris Maxwell

Description:

Captain William Kinghorne navigated some of the most treacherous waters in the world. His life encompassed the Napoleonic Wars, smuggling in the North Sea, the brutal penal settlements of Macquarie Harbour and Port Arthur, the atrocities committed against the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, and the whaling industry of Jervis Bay. Turning his back on the sea, William ended his life as a pastoralist in the Goulburn district. His is a story of high adventure and achievement in an Australia that few would now recognize or acknowledge.

… gripping and enlivened by a great deal of colour. The authors display a real capacity to bring their central subject to life and they do the same for those around him, presenting a ‘warts and all’ study which brings out Kinghorne’s strengths as well as his weaknesses. There are fascinating pictures of the challenges and dangers facing a seafarer who was involved with ferrying convicts and venturing into little known waters. This book blends sober analysis with narrative skills and imaginative powers and will reward all who read it.

– Emeritus Professor Brian Fletcher, OAM, FAHA

Specifications:

  • Release Date: 2017-11-23
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781925588569
  • Authors: Alex Pugh, Chis Maxwell
  • Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
  • Condition: Like new

Notes:

  • We ship from Sydney via Australia Post within 1 business day of payment being received. We happily combine shipping for items to reduce costs. 

Additional information

Weight 1.500 g
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 10 cm
Book Title

The Master of Hell’s Gates: William Kinghorne 1796–1878

Language

English

Topic

Adventure

Format

Hardcover

Genre

Adventure

Publisher

Australian Scholarly Publishing

Type

Novel

Publication Year

2017

Features

Hardcover

Vintage

No

Custom Bundle

No

Publication Name

Australian Scholarly Publishing

Subject

Adventure

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