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The Fatal Shore
The Fatal Shore
Author: Robert Hughes
The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffering and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.
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ISBN-13: 9780394506685
ISBN-10: 0394506685
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 752
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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A stunning work of incredible breadth and depth, densely packed with names, dates, and statistics, it nevertheless is an eminently readable account of the settling of Australia, from the forces in England that let to the Transportation system, to the American gold rush that ultimately ended it.