The Fatal Shore
Vintage | ISBN 9780099448549
Paperback – 688 pages
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In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia...This work presents an epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. "The Fatal Shore" is the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.