Wild Adventure (BOK)

Tom Pow

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Tom Pow's beautiful, powerful poems examine the remarkable life of Thomas Watling. Watling was born in Dumfries in September 1762 and raised by a long-suffering maiden aunt. Convicted of forging Bank of Scotland one-guinea notes he was sentenced to fourteen years in the recently founded colony of Botany Bay in Australia. The first professional artist to arrive in the colony, Watling was seconded to its Surgeon General (and amateur naturalist) John White. His pioneer paintings of birds, animals and the landscape became some of the principal records of the earliest days of Australia. He was eventually pardoned, on 5 April 1797, and left Australia, eventually returning home to Dumfries. He died there, most likely in 1814.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Tom Pow
ISBN 9781846972874
Antall sider 112 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 21,3cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 362 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd