A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany-Bay by Watkin Tench (Free Audio Book)
A NARRATIVE OF THE EXPEDITION TO BOTANY-BAY by WATKIN TENCH – A free audiobook
Narrated by Tabithat
This free audiobook details into account the experiences of one Watkin Tench. Tench was an officer of the British Marine and among the first fleet to settle NSW. This is a narrative that chronicles the interesting events that unfolded during his tenure as an officer of this expedition to Botany Bay. His experiences as captain lieutenant of the marines were full of entertaining and fascinating accounts of his and his men’s stay in Australia among the native aborigines. After a year of settling at Botany Bay, Tench decided to write about Botany Bay and its native inhabitants which he was so fond of. After a finishing his manuscript, he had it taken back to London by John Shortland. It was quickly taken up by a publishing company and has since been in print.
Watkin Tench paints a colorful life in Botany Bay with beautiful flora and exotic fauna. The beauty of this land was so intoxicating that several of his men decided to stay rather than go back home. His stories include meeting several of the aborigines which he called “Indians” and was on friendly terms with several groups such as the Bangaroo and Benelong to name a few. The Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay is a beautiful account of sharing cultures and being considerate and respectable with each other’s way of life. The audiobook is delightfully read by Tabithat with a sense of wonder and excitement that will surely catch your attention throughout this amazing story
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