A Narrative Of The Expedition To Botany Bay

By: Watkin Tench
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Narrative of the Journey to Botany Bay," a historical account written by Watkin Tench based on the first fleet's journey to establish a British colony in Australia. Tench's account starts with the first fleet's departure from England and follows the settlers' journey to Botany Bay, describing the obstacles they encountered along the route. He talks about the poor living conditions, the challenges of settling, and the relationships with the local Aboriginals. In-depth descriptions of Australia's flora, fauna, and geography, as well as the Aboriginal people's traditions, are also included in the book. Tench discusses the natural beauty of the area, its distinctive species, as well as the difficulties early immigrants had to adjust to their new surroundings. Readers can find this book a fascinating and historically relevant account of the early years of European colonization in Australia.

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Watkin Tench

British marine officer and author Watkin Tench (1758–1833) is most known for his in-depth accounts of the early British settlement of Australia. He was born in Chester, England, and enlisted in the Royal Marines in 1776. Tench was chosen as a marine officer for the First Fleet in 1787. The First Fleet was a fleet of ships that were intended to establish a penal colony in New South Wales, Australia. He lived in the colony for three years, during which time he maintained thorough records and published various volumes, including "A Comprehensive History of the Colony at Port Jackson" and "A Memoir of the Expedition to Botany Bay" (1789). (1793). These writings, which are still regarded and studied today, provide a unique and insightful perspective into the colony's early years. Tench continued to serve in the Royal Marines until his return to England in 1791, ultimately achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. After taking a break in 1796, he relocated to Devon, where he remained until his death in 1833. In addition to his publications about Australia, Tench also wrote a book named "Military Diary of Major Ebenezer Denny" about his experiences in the American War of Independence (1820).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 77 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357485597
  • ISBN-13: 9789357485593
  • Item Weight: 92.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.72 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Travel / General