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The Resource 1788, David Hill ; read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald, (sound recording)

1788, David Hill ; read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald, (sound recording)

Label
1788
Title
1788
Statement of responsibility
David Hill ; read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Title variation
Seventeen eighty eight
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Summary: "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? Using diaries, letters and official records, David Hill artfully reconstructs the experiences of these famous and infamous men and women of history, combining narrative skill with an eye for detail and an exceptional empathy with the people of the past."--Publisher description
Accompanying matter
other
Cataloging source
VMOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, David
Dewey number
994.02
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
PerformerNote
Read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fitz-Gerald, Lewis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Transportation of convicts
  • Convicts
  • Penal colonies
  • First Fleet, 1787-1788
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
unknown
Label
1788, David Hill ; read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Complete and unabridged
  • "The brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen"-- Cover
Control code
000043887689
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged Australian audio.
Extent
9 sound discs (CDs) (ca. 10.25 hrs )
Isbn
9781742122687
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Other physical details
digital.
Label
1788, David Hill ; read by Lewis Fitz-Gerald, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete and unabridged
  • "The brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen"-- Cover
Control code
000043887689
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Unabridged Australian audio.
Extent
9 sound discs (CDs) (ca. 10.25 hrs )
Isbn
9781742122687
Isbn Type
(CDs)
Other physical details
digital.

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