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First Fleet

First Fleet

by Rob Mundle
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/10/2014
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The First Fleet - the Creation of a Nation Rob Mundle, bestselling maritime biographer of Bligh, Flinders and Cook, is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17,000-nautical-mile voyage of the First Fleet. With customary sweep and swell, Mundle puts you alongside 48-year-old Captain Arthur Phillip on the quarterdeck of the Royal Navy escort HMS Sirius, as he commands his small armada of eleven ships, carrying over 1400 men, women and children, to the other side of the world. At the heart of Mundle's story of the First Fleet is the extraordinary seamanship of the masters and their crews in their day-to-day workings on individual ships, battling all that nature could throw at them - from disastrous conditions to disease - in order to fulfil the grand plans and strategic visions of politicians and authorities. To arrive in Sydney Cove in January 1788 with all ships intact and such a low loss of life is a tribute to Phillip, his officers and crews, and to the wherewithal and brilliance of eighteenth-century seamanship.
ISBN:
9780733332364
9780733332364
Category:
Maritime history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2014
Publisher:
ABC Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
241x162x35mm
Weight:
0.72kg
Rob Mundle

Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world’s most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing. His three most recent books, ‘Bligh – Master Mariner’, ‘Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia’, and ‘Cook from Sailor to Legend’, achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.

‘Bligh Master Mariner’ has been released in the UK. Rob has now published his 14th book, a fresh and insightful look into the activities around the First Fleet sailing to Australia, and the men and women who became the cornerstone of the foundation of the nation. Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.

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