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Viewing Entry - Black Jack Anderson (E15880)
by Forrestal, Elaine.

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TitleBlack Jack Anderson : Australia's most notorious pirate
Author / Responsible partyForrestal, Elaine.
GenreHistory, Biography.
TopicsHistory, Biography. Anderson, John William, 1809?-1835. Pirates -- Western Australia -- Biography. Piracy -- Western Australia -- History. Whalers (Persons) -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The life of Black Jack Anderson, an ex-whaler turned pirate, who terrorised the coastal waters of Western Australia in the 1820s and 1830s. Black Jack Anderson was a fascinating and complex man in his own right, but this is also the story of the diverse and desperate personalities who surrounded Anderson, including: the two Aboriginal women he kidnapped; the young Irish woman who became his lover for a short time; the deranged and malnourished young man he saved from a rocky outcrop in the middle of the sea; the careful scholar who recorded the account on which much of this book is based, using the juice from berries strained through cloth as his ink . . . and the man who eventually murdered Anderson.

Additional Information

System control numberE15880
Original Print PublisherCamberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2008.
Narrator NameFrancis Greenslade.
Participant or performer noteFrancis Greenslade.
Narrators GenderMale narrator