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Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Jerianna - Goodreads

This was the very interesting history of Australia. I had no idea that it was a dumping place for England's convicts. How amazing that it worked out, and the poor Aborigines! This was NOT a quick read ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Ruth Bonetti - Goodreads

I thought of buying this book as research for colonial history - topic of my next book - but so glad I borrowed it from the library instead. I had to renew it as it was such a struggle to plough ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

I'd been meaning to read this since it came out several years ago because the title sounds so interesting. Also, I have some ancestors who joined the LDS Church in Australia in the mid 1800s (preeety ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - John Patterson - Goodreads

Kathy and Ash recommended this after our trip to Australia. The story of how the colony in Botany Bay was founded. Interesting history. Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Martine Bailey - Goodreads

This was a thorough account of the first years of the New South Wales colony written in a readable novelistic form. I suppose my only gripe was the lack of depth in the footnotes. Keneally has always ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Maureen - Goodreads

A brilliant description of early European settlement in Australia. I loved it but then again I am a history buff Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Kristian - Goodreads

Takes you along for the journey in the great experiment of turning New South Whales into the new destination for transporting prisoners and how that community worked to survive. Interesting and full ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Red Rocky - Goodreads

Started off wondering if I could actually finish this very dry read. With pages where Keneally lists the number of horses, convicts, soldiers, bags of flour (you get the picture)etc, loaded onto the ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Claire - Goodreads

A good introduction to the history of colonial Australia. It could have been improved by less run-on sentences and a condescending tone that was clearly meant to convey knowledge to "the common people ... Read full review

Review: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia

User Review  - Casey Wheeler - Goodreads

Years ago I read “The Fatal Shore” by Robert Hughes and felt like reading again about the beginning of the great British experiment that became Australia. This caused me to pick up this book. While ... Read full review


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