Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library book with no external stickers. Partial date due slip on inside. Wear to book corners and edges. Minor marks on foredges. Creasing to front and back covers. Faint tiny mark on inside title page.
This book describes the emigration of a large and diverse group of persons - some 92 masters and approximately 900 indentured servants - to the Swan River Colony from 1829 to 1832.
It describes the widespread recruitment by some ambitious entrepreneurs, using dubious contracting procedures and the wholesale shipment of young persons to work there, i.e. the guaranteed provision of unconscionably cheap labour by using the legal controls of the indenture system and the unanticipated and eventually disastrous outcome of this practice. (publisher blurb)