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The Resource 1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen

1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen

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1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
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1788
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the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
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eng
Summary
AU Author. Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of short-sightedness, of tragedy but above all of extraordinary resilience. It is also, of course, the story of the very first European Australians, reluctant pioneers who travelled into the unknown - the vast majority against their will - in order to form a colony by order of the King's government. Separated from loved ones and travelling in cramped conditions for the months-long journey to Botany Bay, they suffered the most unbearable hardship on arrival on Australian land where a near-famine dictated that rations be cut to the bone. But why was the settlement of New South Wales proposed in the first place? Who were the main players in a story that changed the world and ultimately forged the Australian nation? How did the initial skirmishes with the indigenous population break out and how did the relationship turn sour so quickly?
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1946-
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Hill, David
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  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • Penal colonies
  • Transportation of Convicts
  • Prisoners
  • New South Wales (Australia)
  • New South Wales (Australia)
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1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
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First published by William Heinemann, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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26275351
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
392 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781741668001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) 26275351
  • (Sirsi) 26275351
Label
1788 : the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
Publication
Note
First published by William Heinemann, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26275351
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
392 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781741668001
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 26275351
  • (Sirsi) 26275351

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