The Resource 1788

1788

Label
1788
Title
1788
Statement of responsibility
David Hill
Title variation
Seventeen eighty eight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary narrative history of the First Fleet, by the bestselling author of The Forgotten Children.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
Tone
Writing style
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367294
Cataloging source
ANL
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1947-
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Hill, David
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the brutal truth of the First Fleet : the biggest single overseas migration the world had ever seen
Label
1788
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:090254b5-15cd-4d59-8a4e-e70d82a699dc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781864714159
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1788
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:090254b5-15cd-4d59-8a4e-e70d82a699dc
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781864714159
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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