The Fatal Shore: The epic of Australia's founding

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Random House LLC, Jan 11, 2012 - History - 752 pages
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The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.


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Contents

The Harbor and the Exiles
1
A Horse Foaled by an Acorn
19
The Geographical Unconscious
43
The Starvation Years
84
S The Voyage
129
Who Were the Convicts?
158
Bolters and Bushrangers
203
Buntcrs Mollies and Sable Brethren 144
245
I2 Metastasis
425
Norfolk Island
460
Toward Abolition
485
A Special Scourge
523
I6 The Aristocracy Be We
561
The End of the System
581
Covemors and Chief Executives of New South Wales r78818 5 5
607
Bibliography
656

The Government Stroke 2 82
282
IO Gentlemen of New South Wales
323
To Plough Van D1ernens Land
368

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About the author (2012)

Robert Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia on July 28, 1938. He studied art and architecture at the University of Sydney. He pursued art criticism mostly as a sideline while painting, writing poetry and serving as a cartoonist for the weekly intellectual journal The Observer. He left Australia and spent time in Italy before settling in London, where he became a well-known critical voice and wrote for several newspapers. He was chief art critic for Time magazine for over 30 years. He wrote several books including The Fatal Shore, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, Things I Didn't Know, and Rome. He also hosted an eight-part documentary about the development of modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol entitled The Shock of the New. It was seen by more than 25 million viewers when it ran first on BBC and then on PBS. He also wrote a book by the same name about the series. He died after a long illness on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74.

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