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Three Sheets to the Wind (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Three Sheets to the Wind (MP3)
Written by:
Adam Courtenay 
Read by:
James Saunders 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
7 hours 9 minutes 
MP3 size:
311 MB 
June 15 2022 
Available Date:
June 15 2022 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Australian; History 
ABC Audio 
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AUD$ 39.95
AUD$ 39.95

Bestselling author
Australian author

A rollicking account of a little known event that changed the course of Australian history from bestselling author, Adam Courtenay.

When, in 1796, Calcutta-based Scottish merchants Campbell & Clark dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly renamed the Sydney Cove to the colony of New South Wales, they were hoping to make their fortune. The ship’s speculative cargo was comprised of all kinds of goods to entice the new colony’s inhabitants, including 7000 gallons of rum. The merchants were planning to sell the liquor to the Rum Corp, which ruled the fledgling colony with an iron grip, despite the recent arrival of Governor John Hunter. But when the Sydney Cove went down north of Van Diemen’s Land, cargo master William Clark and 16 other crew members were compelled to walk 600 miles to Sydney Town to get help to save the rest of the crew and the precious goods. Assisted by at least six Indigenous clans on his journey, Clark saw far more of the country than Joseph Banks ever did, and his eventual report to Governor Hunter led to far-reaching consequences for the fledgling colony. And the rum? Some of it was saved.

'An entertaining read sure to appeal to colonial history buffs, sailing enthusiasts and those who believe in the indomitable endurance of the human spirit.' (On The Great Escape)
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