The Remarkable Captain James Kelly of Van Diemen's Land
Author(s): Anthony Hope
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.
- : 9780648954880
- : Franklin Press
- : November 2020
- : books
- : Hardback