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Captain James Kelly of Hobart Town – K.M. Bowden

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Published by the Melbourne University Press in 1964, a first edition in very good if not fine condition condition.

Octavo, 126 pages, nicely illustrated, perfect dust jacket.

James Kelly was born in Parramatta in 1791 the son of a convict Irishwoman. He took to the seas as soon as able – was the first man to sail round Van Diemen’s Land in a small boat, survived shipwreck at Macquarie Island and had battles with the natives in New Zealand and back in Tasmania.

Kelly rose to be Master of a successful whaling and sealing fleet … and then to legend.

James Kelly was Hobart

Price: $50.00

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