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Life and Adventures 1776-1801

Life and Adventures 1776-1801: Text Classics

Text Classics

John Nicol and Tim Flannery

Introduction by Tim Flannery

First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon’s navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook’s death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second Fleet vessel with its cargo of female convicts.Superbly edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, this is a classic tale by a brilliant observer of the savagery and tenderness of life when the modern age was in its infancy.

About the Authors
John Nicol

John Nicol was born in Scotland in 1755, and first went to sea in 1776. He served in the American War of Independence, and later sailed to Greenland, the West Indies, the South Pacific, China and the colony of New South Wales.

He lived with the convict Sarah Whitlam in Port Jackson in 1790 after their son was born on the voyage to Australia....

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Tim Flannery

Tim Flannery is a paleontologist, explorer and conservationist. He is a leading writer on climate change and the 2007 Australian of the Year. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.

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Extent:
208pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
22 August 2012
First published:
1822
ISBN:
9781922079398
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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    ISBN: 9781921961694
    22 August 2012
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