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Author Bent, Ellis, 1783-1815.

Title Judge Advocate Ellis Bent : letters and diaries 1809-1811 / edited by Paula Jane Byrne, foreword by Bruce Kercher.

Published Annandale, N.S.W. : Desert Pea Press/The Federation Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  347.94014 BENT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 194 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Journal of a voyage -- Letters from the voyage to Madeira -- Sketch of the island of Madeira -- Letters from Madeira -- Journal from Madeira to Porto Praya -- Sketch of Porto Praya in the Island St Jago -- Journal - Porto Praya to Rio de Janeiro -- Journal at Rio -- Account of the city of St Sebastian's and the harbour of Rio Janeiro -- Letters from Rio -- Journal from Rio to the Cape -- Letters from the Cape of Good Hope -- Letters from Sydney.
Summary Ellis Bent was the son of a London merchant trading to the West Indies. He was appointed Judge Advocate to the colony of New South Wales in 1809 and travelled with Governor Macquarie and the 73rd Regiment on board the Dromedary troop ship to the colony. On board ship he kept a journal, wrote sketches of Porto Praya, Madeira and Rio de Janeiro, and was careful to copy all letters he sent to his family. He also wrote from the Cape of Good Hope and from New South Wales until 1811. Ellis Bent has a merchant's eye for detail and these documents give us a remarkable insight into the manners, customs and power play of the early nineteenth century including the customs of sea faring ships.
Other author Byrne, Paula Jane, 1959-
Subject Bent, Ellis, 1783-1815. -- Correspondence.
Dromedary (Ship)
Judges -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Correspondence.
Madeira Islands -- Description and travel.
Praia (Cabo Verde) -- Description and travel.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781876861100 (paperback)