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The fatal shore

Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Knopf ; New York : Distributed by Random House, 1987, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An account of the convict settlements in Australia based upon letters, diaries, and documents from the first landing in Botany Bay in 1788 to the last shipload of convicts in 1868.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hughes
ISBN: 0394506685 9780394506685
OCLC Number: 13821695
Description: xvi, 688, [41] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The harbor and the exiles --
A horse foaled by an acorn --
The geographical unconscious --
The starvation years --
The voyage --
Who were the convicts? --
Bolters and bushrangers --
Bunters, mollies and sable brethren --
The government stroke --
Gentlemen of New South Wales --
To plough Van Diemen's land --
Metastasis --
Norfolk Island --
Toward abolition --
A special scourge --
The aristocracy be we --
The end of the system.
Responsibility: Robert Hughes.

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An account of the convict settlements in Australia based upon letters, diaries, and documents from the first landing in Botany Bay in 1788 to the last shipload of convicts in 1868.

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