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The Fatal Shore

The epic of Australia's founding

The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
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In this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, acclaimed author and critic Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today.

Digging deep into the dark history of England's infamous efforts to move 160,000 men and women thousands of miles to the other side of the world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Hughes has crafted a groundbreaking, definitive account of the settling of Australia.

Tracing the European presence in Australia from early explorations through the rise and fall of the penal colonies, and featuring 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps, The Fatal Shore brings to life the incredible true history of a country we thought we knew.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group; January 2012
752 pages; ISBN 9780307815606
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Title: The Fatal Shore
Author: Robert Hughes
 
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0307815609
9780307815606
9780394753669