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by Mundle, Rob

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TitleUnder full sail
Author / Responsible partyMundle, Rob
TopicsHistory. Australia -- History -- 1851-1891. Clipper ships -- Great Britain -- History. Ocean travel -- History -- 19th century. Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The story of the Clipper ships, and the tens of thousands of migrants they brought to the Australian colony of the 19th century, is one of the world's great migration stories - For anyone who travelled to Australia before 1850, it was a long and arduous journey that could take as much as four months - With the arrival of the clipper ships, and favourable winds, the journey from England could be done in a little over half this time - It was a revolution in travel that made the clipper ships the jet airlines of their day, bringing keen and willing migrants 'down under' in record time, all hell-bent on making their fortune in Australia - Rob Mundle is back on the water, with a ripping story that starts on the sea, aboard a clipper ship charging across the Southern Ocean, laden with passengers heading for Melbourne in response to the lure of gold. Brimming with countless stories of the magnificent ships and fearless (and feckless) characters we find on them, like Englishman 'Bully' Forbes and American 'Bully' Waterman driving their ships to the limit and the tragic legacy of the many shipwrecks that were so much a part of this era.

Additional Information

System control numberS14007
Original Print PublisherSydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2016.
NarratorPaul English
Narrator NamePaul English
Participant or performer notePaul English
Narrators GenderMale narrator