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Ashton's Hotel: The journal of William Baker Ashton, first governor of the Adelaide Gaol (Paperback)

Rhondda Harris

ISBN 10: 1743054823 / ISBN 13: 9781743054826
Verlag: Wakefield Press, Australia, 2017
Neu Zustand: New Softcover
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Language: English. Brand new Book. South Australia was meant to be the perfect colony: free settlers, no crime, and no mental illness. But good intentions go awry. Within three years plans for a permanent gaol were well established, along with a governor to oversee it: William Baker Ashton.Researcher Rhondda Harris came upon Ashton's long-lost journal by happy accident, and was soon absorbed by 'The Governor's' handwritten pages. They told a hidden story of early Adelaide and its underbelly, of crashes and crises and crims. 'Ashton's Hotel', the colonists called their prison. His kindness of spirit, under nigh-impossible circumstances, shines through in this first published edition of his journal, expertly contextualised and introduced by Rhondda Harris. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LIE9781743054826

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Titel: Ashton's Hotel: The journal of William Baker...

Verlag: Wakefield Press, Australia

Erscheinungsdatum: 2017

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: New

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Páginas: 392 Géneros: 12:BG:Biography: general 12:BTC:True crime 12:HBJM:Australasian & Pacific history Sinopsis: South Australia was meant to be the perfect colony

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South Australia was meant to be the perfect colony: free settlers, no crime, and no mental illness. But good intentions go awry. Within three years plans for a permanent gaol were well established, along with a governor to oversee it: William Baker Ashton.

Researcher Rhondda Harris came upon Ashton's long-lost journal by happy accident, and was soon absorbed by 'The Governor's' handwritten pages. They told a hidden story of early Adelaide and its underbelly, of crashes and crises and crims. 'Ashton’s Hotel', the colonists called their prison. His kindness of spirit, under nigh-impossible circumstances, shines through in this first published edition of his journal, expertly contextualised and introduced by Rhondda Harris.

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