The Remarkable Captain James Kelly of Van Diemen's Land

Author(s): Anthony Hope

* Tasmaniana

The story of the illegitimate son of a convict woman. Born in Parramatta in 1791, he went to sea at thirteen years of age, destined to become the first Australian born master mariner, a trader, explorer and entrepreneur. 


Moving to Hobart Town in 1814, he continued whaling and sealing adventures, including an epic circumnavigation of Van Diemen's Land in 1815/16 at twenty-five year of age in an open thirty foot, five oared whaling boat. 

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General Fields

  • : 9780648954880
  • : Franklin Press
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback