The fatal shore : a history of the transportation of convicts to Australia, 1787-1868 / Robert Hughes Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012

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Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012
Penal colonies -- Australia -- History.; Australia -- History -- 1788-1900.; 1788-1900
Adult; General; Specialized
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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Read associated articles: Alexander Maconochie (penal reformer), Australia, Bennelong Point, New South Wales, Foster Fyans, Free love, James Thomas Morisset, John Giles Price (commandant), Joseph Anderson (Commandant), Joseph Childs, Manly, New South Wales, Mary Bryant, Norfolk Island, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Richard Dore, Robert Hughes (critic), Second Fleet (Australia), The Fatal Shore, William Sorell
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