The Fatal Shore

Author(s): Robert Hughes


"In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. 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 Shoreis the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia."

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780002173612
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : colaus
  • : December 1986
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Hughes
  • : Hardback
  • : good to very good
  • : xvi, 688