Ashton's hotel: The journal of William Baker Ashton, first governor of the Adelaide Gaol

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Abstract

Some of the best historical work has more than a hint of serendipity about it. That was the case for Ashton’s Hotel, which in large part comprises the journal kept by William Baker Ashton, the first governor of the Adelaide Gaol. The book’s author, retired archaeologist Rhondda Harris, stumbled across the journal and identified it as a document worth sharing widely. For historians of early colonial Adelaide, it’s good that she did.
Original languageEnglish
Pages139-140
Number of pages2
Volume46
Specialist publicationJournal of the Historical Society of South Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Book review
  • Old Adelaide Gaol
  • William Baker Ashton
  • Ashton's Hotel

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