Ashton's Hotel The Journal of William Baker Ashton First Governor of the Adelaide Gaol

By: Harris, Rhondda

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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Some black & white plates. 378 pages South Australia was meant to be the perfect colony: free settlers, no crime, and no mental illness. But good intentions go awry. Within three years plans for a permanent gaol were well established, along with a governor to oversee it: William Baker Ashton. Researcher Rhondda Harris came upon Ashton's long-lost journal by happy accident, and was soon absorbed by 'The Governor's' handwritten pages. They told a hidden story of early Adelaide and its underbelly, of crashes and crises and crims. 'Ashton's Hotel', the colonists called their prison. His kindness of spirit, under nigh-impossible circumstances, shines through in this first published edition of his journal, expertly contextualised and introduced by Rhondda Harris.

Title: Ashton's Hotel The Journal of William Baker Ashton First Governor of the Adelaide Gaol

Author Name: Harris, Rhondda

Categories: South Australia,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Mile End, SA, Wakefield Press: 2017

ISBN Number: 1743054823

ISBN Number 13: 9781743054826

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID295151

Keywords: adelaide gaol Colonial Adelaide new book Sth Aust History William Baker Ashton,