Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Acknowledgements; Picture credits; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; List of abbreviations; A note on the ages of the escapees; Introduction; The Bryant party's escape and convict absconding in early New South Wales; The journey to Timor and the escapees' recapture; Back in Britain: James Boswell and the fate of the surviving escapees; The Mary Bryant 'legend' and interpretations of the story; Jeremy Bentham, and Panopticon versus New South Wales; The Memorandoms: previous editions and the manuscripts; Memorandoms by James Martin
A note on the presentation of the textNotes; Introduction; Memorandoms by James Martin; BibliographyArchival Sources; Newspapers and periodicals; Parliamentary publications; Published primary sources; Secondary sources; Fiction; Index
Among the vast body of manuscripts written and collected by the philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), held by UCL Library's Special Collections, is one of the most important documents in the histories of European Australia and of convict transportation. The Memorandoms of James Martin is the only known narrative written by members of the first cohort of prisoners transported to Australia, is the first Australian convict narrative, and is the only first-hand account of the best-known Australian convict escape. On the night of 28 March 1791, James Martin, William Bryant, his wife.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index.