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Full title: Upon the Mercy of Government: the story of the surrender, transportation, and imprisonment of Michael Dwyer and his Wicklow comrades, and their subsequent lives in New South Wales

Creator / Author: Kieran Sheedy

Item Type / Page count: Book / 286p

When Published: 1988

Publisher / Place of Publication: Radio Telefís Éireann / Dublin 4.

About: This book looks at the exact circumstances which led to the surrender of Michael Dwyer and his comrades. It examines their imprisonment and transportation to New South Wales. Thereafter it concentrates particularly on the individual career of Michael Dwyer in Australia. Before it was developed into book form, the material used here was broadcast as a three-part radio documentary on RTE Radio 1 in January 1988.

ID number(s):0860290131

Contents: Foreword – List of Illustrations — Part One: Chapter 1 to Chapter 19 – Postscript – Part Two: Chapter 1 to Chapter 11 – Acknowledgements – Select Bibliography – Appendix 1: Ship’s Indent, Tellicherry, August 1805 – Appendix 2: Tellicherry transportees listed in the 1825 General Muster for New South Wales – Appendix 3: 1828 Census: List of surviving Tellicherry transportees – Appendix 4: The family of Michael and Mary Dwyer (nee Doyle) — Appendix 5: The family of Hugh and Sarah Byrne (nee Dwyer) – Index.

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Contains several photographs and illustrations.

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