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 - Jay - Goodreads
Australia is a huge, epic, and often harsh land. This book is also huge, epic, and sometimes hard to read. Not because it's badly written--just the opposite; Robert Hughes is a master of the English ... 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