Settlers and Seditionists

The people of the convict ship 'Surprize' 1794

Michael Flynn, whose acclaimed work The Second Fleet: Britain's Grim Convict Armada of 1790 was published in 1993, sets the story of the Scottish Martyrs against the turbulent background of politics in the early 1790s, giving a lively and colourful account of the extraordinary voyage of the Surprize and including a biography of each of the free settlers (including an early French immigrant), soldiers of the NSW Corps and the mostly female convicts who sailed with the ship, giving fascinating details of their crimes, their appearance, their voices as heard at their trials.


Hardcover, indexed, 23cm, 184 pages

Michael Flynn, Sydney 1994