COMING VERY SOON in 2020 Fort Wellington: The British in North Australia 1827-29
From the back cover
The Iwaidja woman, her belly opened by a bayonet, slipped below the dark water. Her 6-year-old daughter, Reveral, watched in terror. Her baby sister was already dead, hit by a slug in the first volley or drowned, but a young man lying on the sand with his intestines spilling out had to be finished off - out of mercy! Reveral, wounded in her side, was carried back to the fort in triumph, for she was worth a £5 reward from Commandant Smyth. Capturing an Australian was how the British sought to make friends with the Iwaidja, on whose lands the new British garrison of Fort Wellington was being built. It was an appalling start, but eventually, with the remarkable Captain Collet Barker in charge, friendships were established. At last, it looked like a successful trading settlement would follow, the British would live in peace with the local tribe and they would welcome and protect the Macassan fishermen who came annually to the peninsula for trepang. But then, a ship-wrecked captain arrived with the order to abandon the north coast altogether and the soldiers, Royal Marines, convicts, their families, and even Reveral herself, wearily packed up the settlement and moved on, leaving the fort and its gardens to the Iwaidja. This is the extraordinary forgotten story of the second attempt at settling Australia’s north coast. ‘an absorbing and detailed narrative’ (Brian Reid).
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Bio: Derek Pugh OAM, is an award-winning author based in Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory. His career in education in several countries has set him up well to write history, science and stories in a wide range of genres. Pugh’s fourth book, Tambora, won the Best Non-Fiction Award in the Territory Read Book Awards in 2016. His interest in history was piqued during three years spent living at Pirlangimpi / Garden Point, just across the bay from Fort Dundas on Melville Island. Writing the history of the fort was a natural progression, and so too the further history of the early Northern Territory settlements at Escape Cliffs and Darwin. Pugh lives in Darwin and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or via www.derekpugh.com.au.
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