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The Fatal Shore

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In this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today.
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.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 11, 2012

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780307815606
  • Release date: January 11, 2012

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780307815606
  • File size: 16810 KB
  • Release date: January 11, 2012

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Kindle Book
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subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:1300
Text Difficulty:10-12

In this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today.
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.

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