The Fatal Shore: The epic of Australia's founding [1st Vintage books ed] 9780307815606, 0307815609

Harbor and the exiles -- Horse foaled by an acorn -- Geographical unconscious -- Starvation years -- Voyage -- Who were

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The Fatal Shore: The epic of Australia's founding [1st Vintage books ed]
 9780307815606, 0307815609

Table of contents :
Harbor and the exiles --
Horse foaled by an acorn --
Geographical unconscious --
Starvation years --
Voyage --
Who were the convicts? --
Bolters and bushrangers --
Bunters, Mollies and Sable Brethren --
Government stroke --
Gentlemen of New South Wales --
To plough Van Diemen's Land --
Metastasis --
Norfolk Island --
Toward oblivion --
Special scourge --
Aristocracy be we --
End of the system --
Appendices: Governor and Chief Executives of New South Wales, 1788-1855 --
Chief Executives of Van Diemen's Land, 1803-53 --
Secretaries of State for the colonies, 1794-1855.

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