Maxwell, Chris & Pugh, Alex
Title The Master of Hell's Gates: William Kinghorne (1796 - 1878)
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher North Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2017
1925588564 / 9781925588569
Seller ID ID297797
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Mint copy in a Mint Dustjacket. A New Copy. Dustjacket protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 390 pages Captain William Kinghorne navigated some of the most treacherous waters in the world. His life encompassed the Napoleonic Wars, smuggling in the North Sea, the brutal penal settlements of Macquarie Harbour and Port Arthur, the atrocities committed against the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, and the whaling industry of Jervis Bay. Turning his back on the sea, William ended his life as a pastoralist in the Goulburn district. His is a story of high adventure and achievement in an Australia that few would now recognize or acknowledge.