The Fatal Shore
In 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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Review: The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's FoundingUser Review - Thomas Ullman - Goodreads
It's a heck of a read but then again it's a heck of a story. There are not many nations that can date themselves to a single day in history but 'European' Australia can. Robert Hughes describes the ... Read full review
Review: The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's FoundingUser Review - Don Robertson - Goodreads
Robert Hughes' "The Fatal Shore" is an interesting read, rough in places, hypercritical of Australia's past in others, but nonetheless an interesting read well worth the effort to read the 603 pages ... Read full review