The convict voice and British print culture: the case of 'Mellish's Book of Botany Bay'

Garvey, Nathan (2013) The convict voice and British print culture: the case of 'Mellish's Book of Botany Bay'. Australian Historical Studies, 44 3: 423-437. doi:10.1080/1031461X.2013.817449


Author Garvey, Nathan
Title The convict voice and British print culture: the case of 'Mellish's Book of Botany Bay'
Journal name Australian Historical Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1031-461X
1940-5049
Publication date 2013-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1031461X.2013.817449
Open Access Status
Volume 44
Issue 3
Start page 423
End page 437
Total pages 15
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines a neglected convict narrative, published as ‘A Convict's Recollections of New South Wales’ (1825), but based on a manuscript known as ‘Mellish's Book of Botany Bay’. Owing to the particular circumstances of its production and distribution, an unrestrained ‘convict voice’ can be heard more clearly here than in most published convict narratives—but charting these circumstances remains critical to understanding the text. Important facts about the authorship, publication and reception of the Mellish narrative are established here for the first time.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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