The Resource Dark paradise : Norfolk Island : isolation, savagery, mystery and murder, Robert Macklin

Dark paradise : Norfolk Island : isolation, savagery, mystery and murder, Robert Macklin

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Dark paradise : Norfolk Island : isolation, savagery, mystery and murder
Title
Dark paradise
Title remainder
Norfolk Island : isolation, savagery, mystery and murder
Statement of responsibility
Robert Macklin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Norfolk Island isolation, savagery, mystery and murder. Aren't remote South Pacific islands supposed to be paradise? Perhaps, from a distance, Norfolk Island looks a peaceful place lush with tall pines. But look closer and that idyllic facade is shattered. For all of the 220 years we have known it, Norfolk's story has been one of darkness, pain, rage and horror. Long-buried bones and axes hint at the violence before Captain Cook arrived and claimed the place for England. And then the horror truly began. From its earliest days, the isolation of life on this rocky outcrop took its toll. Robert Macklin, author of the bestselling SAS SNIPER, tells the vivid, bewitching story of how a unique lifestyle and culture evolved amongst the almost two thousand inhabitants. From a brutal penal colony, a refuge for descendants of the Bounty mutineers when they outgrew Pitcairn Island in 1856, to the murder of Janelle Patton in 2002, Norfolk Island is exposed like never before. A place full of shadows and wrongful deaths, its history is a mesmerising tale all the more powerful because it is true."--Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QPPL
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Dark paradise : Norfolk Island : isolation, savagery, mystery and murder, Robert Macklin
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Dark paradise : Norfolk Island : isolation, savagery, mystery and murder, Robert Macklin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
350 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780733628603
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) SL1221634
  • (OCoLC)822348559
  • (AuCNLKIN)000050276475
  • (Nz)14885890
  • (eLGAR).b27650583

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