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This is an auction for THE FATAL SHORE: A HISTORY OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF CONVICTS TO AUSTRALIA, 1788-1868 by Robert Hughes.

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"THE FATAL SHORE, the epic of Australia's founding, by Robert Hughes, published 1987, is an historical account of the United Kingdom's settlement of Australia as a penal colony with convicts. The book details the period 1770 onwards through white settlement to the 1840s, when Australia was established as a European outpost. The book explains many of the origins of the Australian character and being, such as the Australian support for bushrangers, the underdog and the dislike between the English and Irish and their religions. It won the WH Smith Literary Award in 1988. The book focuses on the historical, political and sociological reasons that led to white settlement. The book has five key directions:

* The difficulty of transportation in the 1780s and of hardship endured in establishing the colony.

* The nature of the convict population, and their relationship with the colonial authorities, and with free settlers.

* The interaction between the colonists and Aborigines.

* Other penal colonies including Norfolk Island and Van Diemen's Land, and the torturous life of the convicts there.

* The establishment of social institutions that would shape Australian society and culture.

"Though scholarly in the depth of its research, THE FATAL SHORE has been prized for the fine quality of its writing, particularly in evoking the harshness of life experienced both by convicts and would-be escapees..."

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Paperback 1988.

688 pages.

Illustrations and photographs.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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