The Resource Botany Bay

Botany Bay

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Botany Bay
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Botany Bay
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For the first time in two hundred years, here is a full and authentic account of the beginnings of modern Australia.We all know the conventional story. Established as a dumping ground for Britain's criminals, Australia owes its existence simply to overcrowded jails and a daunting remoteness from everywhere else.In Botany Bay: The Real Story, Alan Frost goes beyond these clichés to shed new light on the decision to settle New South Wales. He examines the hopes and fears of the politicians who took the decision, and the larger commercial and military needs that underwrote it.In the years before the First Fleet sailed, Frost reveals, British authorities considered sending convicts to sites in North and South America, Africa and New Zealand. In deciding on Botany Bay, they hoped not only to rid Britain of its excess criminals, but also to gain a key strategic outpost and take control of valuable natural resources.The culmination of thirty-five years' study of previously neglected archives, Botany Bay is a groundbreaking work that offers new and surprising insights into how Australia came to be
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Frost, Alan
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Botany Bay
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OVERDRIVE:53f38a99-a5e1-4bf8-9c6d-d25a16a0fd94
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921870514
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Botany Bay
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:53f38a99-a5e1-4bf8-9c6d-d25a16a0fd94
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781921870514
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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