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The fatal shore /
Robert Hughes.
1st Vintage Books ed. --
New York : Vintage Books, 1988, c1986.
xviii, 628 p., [40] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm.
0394753666 (pbk.) :
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New York : Vintage Books, 1988, c1986.
0394753666 (pbk.) :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
Bibliography: p. [656]-670.
A Look Inside
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Age Book of the Year Award, AUS, 1987 : Won
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1987-12-11:
Hughes, art critic at Time, offers a vast and entertaining history of his native land's early years as a ``thief colony,'' i.e., the place to which, beginning in 1788, Britain transported some 160,000 convicts. ``The book abounds with stories of these exiles,'' PW wrote. (February) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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"A brilliant and enduring achievement...history of the highest order combining thorough research with vivid narrative and thoughtful assessment."--Arthur M. Schlesinger
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Publishers Weekly, December 1987
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Main Description
The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffereing and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. xi
Mapsp. xvii
The Harbor and the Exilesp. 1
A Horse Foaled by an Acornp. 19
The Geographical Unconsciousp. 43
The Starvation Yearsp. 84
The Voyagep. 129
Who Were the Convicts?p. 158
Bolters and Bushrangersp. 203
Bunters, Mollies and Sable Brethrenp. 244
The Government Strokep. 282
Gentlemen of New South Walesp. 323
To Plough Van Diemen's Landp. 368
Metastasisp. 425
Norfolk Islandp. 460
Toward Abolitionp. 485
A Special Scourgep. 523
The Aristocracy Be Wep. 561
The End of the Systemp. 581
Governors and Chief Executives of New South Wales, 1788-1855p. 607
Chief Executives of Van Diemen's Land, 1803-53p. 607
Secretaries of State for the Colonies, 1794-1855p. 608
Abbreviationsp. 609
Notesp. 611
Bibliographyp. 656
Indexp. 671
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