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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Specialist publication||Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Book review
- Old Adelaide Gaol
- William Baker Ashton
- Ashton's Hotel