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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The fatal shoreUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
For 80 years between 1788 and 1868 England transported its convicts to Australia. This punishment provided the first immigrants and the work force to build the colony. Using diaries, letters, and ... Read full review
Review: The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's FoundingUser Review - Carol Preston - Goodreads
This is disturbing, compelling and fascinating reading. A must read for all those interested in knowing more about the incredibly cruel and complex first 100 years of white Australia. It's an ... Read full review