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The fatal shore

Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1988, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Draws on diverse original materials to recount the European settlement of Australia, from the 1788 landing of the first prison fleet to 1868.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hughes
ISBN: 0394753666 9780394753669
OCLC Number: 15588855
Description: xviii, 628 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Harbor and the exiles --
Horse foaled by an acorn --
Geographical unconscious --
Starvation years --
Voyage --
Who were the convicts? --
Bolters and bushrangers --
Bunters, Mollies and Sable Brethren --
Government stroke --
Gentlemen of New South Wales --
To plough Van Diemen's Land --
Metastasis --
Norfolk Island --
Toward oblivion --
Special scourge --
Aristocracy be we --
End of the system --
Appendices: Governor and Chief Executives of New South Wales, 1788-1855 --
Chief Executives of Van Diemen's Land, 1803-53 --
Secretaries of State for the colonies, 1794-1855.
Responsibility: Robert Hughes.
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Draws on diverse original materials to recount the European settlement of Australia, from the 1788 landing of the first prison fleet to 1868.

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