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The Resource The Fatal Shore

The Fatal Shore

Label
The Fatal Shore
Title
The Fatal Shore
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An award-winning epic on the birth of Australia In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia. Documenting the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia, The Fatal Shore is the definitive, masterfully written narrative that has given its true history to Australia. 'A unique phantasmagoria of crime and punishment, which combines the shadowy terrors of Goya with the tumescent life of Dickens' Times
Summary
Draws on diverse original materials to recount the European settlement of Australia, from the 1788 landing of the first prison fleet to 1868
Award
Age Non Fiction Award, 1987.
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221468
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robert Hughes
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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History / Australia & New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
The Fatal Shore
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006108
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781407054070
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Fatal Shore
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006108
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781407054070
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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