The Fatal Shore

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In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia...

An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into an 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 Australia its true history.