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Author Haines, Robin

Title Life and death in the age of sail : the passage to Australia / Robin Haines
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : University of New South Wales Press, 2003
Sydney., NSW : University of New South Wales Press, c2003

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Description 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgments 7 -- Abbreviations 10 -- Preface 11 -- Introduction 22 -- 'I never look at the sea without lamenting our dear children' -- Sickness, health and the voyage in context 43 -- 'The mother will be very unpleasantly situated' -- Life at sea and at home 75 -- 'Poor Little Alfred was the first that died' -- The 1820s and 1830s 81 -- 'Both Doctor and Captain was very kind to me' -- The 1840s 123 -- 'I was never well untill after my confinement' -- The 1850s 166 -- 'Them as are not clean have no dinner till they are' -- The 1850s 196 -- 'He never knew One yet that died from seasickness' -- The 1860s 230 -- 'What a splendid passage we had' -- The closing decades 268 -- 'We put 14,000 miles between us and home and friends' -- 1900-1950 303 -- Endnotes 320 -- Bibliography 330 -- Index 342
Summary Provides a new insight into the lives of those who migrated from the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. We hear from the migrants' letters and diaries as they write about everyday life on board and their hopes for the future, as they weep over children buried at sea
Analysis First generation migrants
Child migrants
Sea transport
Health status
History, 1801-1900
Statistics
Interstate comparisons
Notes Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2004 entrant
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 330-341) and index
Subject Voyages and travels -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
British -- Australia.
Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century.
Immigrants -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2004401765
ISBN 0868405493 hardback
Other Titles The passage to Australia