LIFE OF JOHN BROXUP. John Broxup.

LIFE OF JOHN BROXUP.

Late Convict at Van Diemen's Land. Pp. 20+[2](colophon, verso blank); f'cap. 8vo; red stiff paper wrappers, stabbed & tied, the backstrip faintly faded upper wrapper a trifle scuffed; Sullivan's Cove, Hobart, 1973. Edition limited to 125 numbered copies, initialled by the publisher. *Originally published in 1850. 'The author was convicted on a charge of receiving stolen goods and sentenced to seven years' transportation. He recounts the awful experiences of the convicts in Van Diemen's Land. He received many floggings and was condemned to the chain gang' [Ferguson 5303]. After his sentence expired, Broxup worked as a labourer in Hobart Town for four years, before returning to England to be reunited with his family and publishing this convict narrative. Item #157704

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