The Catalpa Adventure

Would the prisoners reach safety before they were captured? Was the escape doomed to failure? This is the story of that rescue attempt, a story of courage, endurance and daring, one of the most exciting and thrilling sea stories.

The Catalpa Adventure

In April 1875, the whaler ‘Catalpa’ sailed from New Bedford in America, embarking on a hair-raising seafaring mission. Its destination was Fremantle, Western Australia; its goal to rescue six Fenian prisoners from the toughest prison there. The Irishmen, convicted of treason against the British Queen and regarded as traitors, were suffering from hunger, overwork and disease. Fearing they would die, they had pleaded with their comrades in America to be rescued. On Easter Monday 1876, the prisoners made their bid for freedom. But their escape attempt was soon in danger. The alarm was raised and heavily armed soldiers and police were sent in pursuit. Would the prisoners reach safety before they were captured? Was the escape doomed to failure? This is the story of that rescue attempt, a story of courage, endurance and daring, one of the most exciting and thrilling sea stories. By the author of MICHAEL COLLINS: MOST WANTED MAN and TITANIC TRAGEDY.

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The Catalpa Adventure
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Vincent McDonnell
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-10 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

In April 1875, the whaler ‘Catalpa’ sailed from New Bedford in America, embarking on a hair-raising seafaring mission. Its destination was Fremantle, Western Australia; its goal to rescue six Fenian prisoners from the toughest prison there. The Irishmen, convicted of treason against the British Queen and regarded as traitors, were
The Catalpa Rescue
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Peter FitzSimons
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Hachette UK

The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history. New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote prison in
Ireland's Path to Independence
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Michael Manning
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-11 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Ireland, within a century of the Easter Rising of 1916, fully engages with the world as an independent nation fully justice oriented and committed to human rights. Irish people are found in most countries of the world welcome for their disarming humour.
The Catalpa Tree Fairy and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jennifer P. Tanabe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

The Catalpa Tree Fairy and Other Stories is a collection of short stories inspired by the author's own life, with a healthy dose of fantasy. Paul enjoys the company of a beautiful songbird, and Zoe has a favorite professor who turns out to be even more unusual than she first
The Catalpa Bow
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Carmen Blacker
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-08-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This classic work describes shamanic figures surviving in Japan today, their initiatory dreams, ascetic practices, the supernatural beings with whom they communicate, and the geography of the other world in myth and legend.