By ZOOM, Three Sheets to the Wind........
Apr 16, 2024
Adam Courtenay
By ZOOM, Three Sheets to the Wind........


'A rollicking account of a little-known event that changed the course of Australian history. 
How a motley crew of merchant seaman walked 600 miles to save 7000 gallons of rum.
'When, in 1796, Calcutta-based Scottish merchants Campbell & Clark dispatched an Indian ship hurriedly to the colony of New South Wales, they were hoping to make their fortuneBut when the Sydney Cove went down north of Van Diemen's Land, the cargo master and 16 other crew members were compelled to walk 600 miles to Sydney Town. 

The rum? Find out by listening to Adam. 
Adam Courtenay is a Sydney-based writer and financial journalist. He has had a long career in the UK and Australia, writing for papers such as the Financial Times, the Sunday Times, the SMH/Age  and for magazines including Forbes and Company Director. Adam has a love of Australian history and biography and has written six books, including The Ship That Never WasThe Ghost and the Bounty Hunter and Three Sheets to the Wind

Adam is the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller, Bryce Courtenay.


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