The Life and Death of John Price: A Study of the Exercise of Naked Power

By: Barry, John Vincent

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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket. DJ has some rubbing and is a bit grubby - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 204 pages. The cruelty of the notorious John Price, Civil Commandant of the Norfolk Island penal colony and subsequently Inspector-General of Penal Establishments in Victoria, has been recorded in contemporary accounts and in legend. An assessment of the contemporary accounts is here interwoven with vivid descriptions of the harsh treatment of the convicts and of the appalling conditions they endured.

Title: The Life and Death of John Price: A Study of the Exercise of Naked Power

Author Name: Barry, John Vincent

Categories: Aust-NSW/ACT,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Melbourne, Melbourne University Press: 1964

Binding: Hardback

Seller ID: ID288

Keywords: Australiana Biography john price Norfolk Island Penal Settlements,