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The Commandant

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The Commandant (1975) evolves from the history of the early Moreton Bay penal settlement, now Brisbane. When prisoners escape from Moreton Bay to Sydney with their stories of harsh punishment, the fledgling press takes their side. Commandant Logan, convinced of the rectitude of his severe administration, is faced with an enemy he has never known before, but he ignores it. Logan is forced to face the reaction to his harsh discipline after the arrival of his young sister-in-law, Frances, who is unable to bear the brutality and whippings that are everyday life in Moreton Bay. The reader is left with the question, who is the prisoner: convict, or harsh commandant.

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Hardback Editions

May 1975 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Commandant
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 0-333-17927-7 / 978-0-333-17927-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: The Commandant (Text Classics)
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 1-921922-13-3 / 978-1-921922-13-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Classics
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June 2009 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: Commandant
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 1-920898-94-8 / 978-1-920898-94-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Sydney University Press
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September 1988 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Commandant
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-005910-5 / 978-0-14-005910-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Commandant: Text Classics
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
Publisher: Text Publishing
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