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THE FATAL SHORE: THE EPIC OF AUSTRALIA'S FOUNDING, Book Club Edition

by HUGHES, ROBERT

Condition: VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN & SOILED. PREV INSCRIPTION. Pages: 688.


NEW YORK: ALFRED A. KNOPF. VG IN WRAPS. LIGHTLY WORN & SOILED. PREV INSCRIPTION. Pages: 688. . 1987. BOOK CLUB. TRADE PAPERBACK..

An extraordinary vivid yet authentic account of the birthpangs of a nation. A work of real distinction' Philip ZieglerIn 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia-An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.




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