William Westwood: In His Own Words (Paperback)

William Westwood: In His Own Words By William Westwood, Aidan Phelan (Editor) Cover Image
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William Westwood was only sixteen when he was transported from Essex as a convict for stealing a coat. After landing in New South Wales and being assigned to a cruel master who would have him flogged at any opportunity, he decided that he would reclaim his freedom by any means necessary. Years later, as an inmate on Norfolk Island, a place known as the Isle of Despair, William Westwood immortalised his life in written word, and it is reproduced here in full, along with transcriptions of his letters. Contemporary news reports and a collection of images help to fill the gaps and more fully immerse the reader in the world of the notorious "Jackey Jackey".

Product Details
ISBN: 9780648957270
ISBN-10: 0648957276
Publisher: Australian Bushranging
Publication Date: October 28th, 2022
Pages: 90
Language: English