The Fatal ShoreBook - 1988
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 Library Staff
What’s a nonfiction book doing on this list? Well, this history of the European settlement of Australia is hugely entertaining, a genuine page-turner - and many things about Australia are so much stranger than fiction, not least its forced settlement by shiploads of convicts. (And besides, we’re ... Read More »