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Main Title: Watkin Tench's 1788 [talking book]/ [by Watkin Tench] ; edited and introduced by Tim Flannery ; read by Grant Cartwright. Book Cover
Author: Tench, Watkin, 1758 or 9-1833
Flannery, Tim F. (Timothy Fridtjof), 1956-
Cartwright, Grant, narrator.
Tench, Watkin, 1758 or 9-1833
Tench, Watkin, 1758 or 9-1833
Imprint: Bolinda Audio, 2009.
Collation: 1 audio disc (MP3 CD) (9 hr., 17 min.) : digital ; 12 cm ; in container.
Summary: Tench, a humble captain-lieutenant of the marines, arrived on the First Fleet, and with his characteristic understanding, humanity and eye for detail, recorded the first four years of European settlement. A classic, lovingly edited by Tim Flannery.
Subject: Tench, Watkin, 1758 or 9-1833
First Fleet, 1787-1788
Diaries and journals
Land settlement
Seventeen eighties 1780s
Botany Bay (NSW)
Port Jackson (NSW)
Sydney (NSW)
Edition: MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781742145914
Complete & unabridged.
Bolinda Audio Books: BAB 091245.
"Comprising 'A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay' and 'A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson."
First published as 2 separate vols. : A narrative of the expedition to Botany Bay. London : Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-house, Piccadilly, 1789. and A complete account of the settlement at Port Jackson, in New South Wales. London : Sold by G. Nicol ... and J. Sewell ... , 1793.
Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet in January 1788. He was in his late twenties, a captain of the marines, and on the adventure of his life. Insatiably curious, with a natural genius for storytelling, Tench wrote two enthralling accounts of the infant colony - A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay and A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson. Tench brings to life the legendary figures of Bennelong, Arabanoo and Governor Phillip, and records the voices of convicts trying to make new lives in their new country.
Added Title: Watkin Tench's seventeen eighty eight
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Audio Books Loans Desk 994.402 TEN Available