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Australia.- [Account of the Third Fleet to Australia],
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Australia.- [Account of the Third Fleet to Australia], manuscript, 20pp., lacks beginning and end, browned, unbound, watermarked Strasburg Lily and Portal, sm. 4to, [1791].

⁂ Includes an account of a failed insurrection on board a convict ship, probably HMS Active, one of the ships in the Third Fleet, and lists of numbers of convicts and settlers at Parramatta [Sydney] and Norfolk Island etc.

Insurrection: "but the master of the ship [?John Mitchinson] having heard the noise, and taking up a blunderbuss which was loaded, he discharged it at the villain, who finding himself wounded, dropped the sword and run away; many of the convicts had got their irons off, and were rushing off for the quarter deck, but ran forward and hid themselves the moment they saw their leader wounded, so that there was only a few moments between the attempt being made, and the business being put an end to. Two of the ring leaders were hung... ."
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Australia.- [Account of the Third Fleet to Australia],

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0044: Australia.- [Account of the Third Fleet to Australia],

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Est. £2,000 - £3,000Starting Price £1,700
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Australia.- [Account of the Third Fleet to Australia], manuscript, 20pp., lacks beginning and end, browned, unbound, watermarked Strasburg Lily and Portal, sm. 4to, [1791].

⁂ Includes an account of a failed insurrection on board a convict ship, probably HMS Active, one of the ships in the Third Fleet, and lists of numbers of convicts and settlers at Parramatta [Sydney] and Norfolk Island etc.

Insurrection: "but the master of the ship [?John Mitchinson] having heard the noise, and taking up a blunderbuss which was loaded, he discharged it at the villain, who finding himself wounded, dropped the sword and run away; many of the convicts had got their irons off, and were rushing off for the quarter deck, but ran forward and hid themselves the moment they saw their leader wounded, so that there was only a few moments between the attempt being made, and the business being put an end to. Two of the ring leaders were hung... ."

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