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The fatal shore : a history of the transportation of convicts to Australia, 1787-1868

Hughes, Robert, 1938-20122003
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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.
Imprint:
London : Vintage, 2003.©2003
Collation:
xvi, 688 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimilies, maps, portraits ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 656-670) and index.
ISBN:
97800994591560002173611186046150697800994485499780099448549 (pbk)9780099448549
Dewey class:
994.02
Language:
English
BRN:
186822
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryHistory994.02 HUGAvailable
Sandringham LibraryHistory994.02 HUGAvailable
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