Freedom on the Fatal Shore

Freedom on the Fatal Shore reprints my two books on the early history of New South Wales, Convict society and its enemies and The strange birth of colonial democracy. Taken together they cover the first hundred years of the colony's ...

Freedom on the Fatal Shore

Freedom on the Fatal Shore

Freedom on the Fatal Shorebrings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of our history. They also have long been unavailable, either new or second-hand. This combined edition includes a new foreword by Hirst. These are works that bring to vivid life the early days of convict Australia. They change our sense of how a colony that was also intended to be a prison actually worked, and how Australian democracy came into being, despite the opposition of the most powerful. Hirst overturns the standard picture, arguing- "This was not a society that had to become free; its freedoms were well established from the earliest times." "Colonial Australia was a more 'normal' place than one might imagine from the folkloric picture of society governed by the lash and the triangle, composed of groaning white slaves tyrannised by ruthless masters. The book that best conveys this and has rightly become a landmark in recent studies of the System is J. B. Hirst's Convict Society and its Enemies." - Robert Hughes, The Fatal Shore"Anyone with an interest in Australian political culture will find The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracyinvaluable." - Professor Colin Hughes, former Chief Electoral Commissioner for the Commonwealth.

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Freedom on the Fatal Shore
Language: en
Pages: 497
Authors: John Bradley Hirst
Categories: Australia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Black Inc.

Freedom on the Fatal Shorebrings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of our history. They also have long been unavailable, either new or second-hand. This combined edition includes a new
The Fatal Shore
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: Robert Hughes
Categories: Australia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

The Fatal Shore reveals the full extent of Australia's role as the concentration camp of Georgian England, and in doing so has set new standards in the writing of narrative history
The Fatal Shore
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Robert Hughes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-23 - Publisher: Random House

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
The Fatal Shore
Language: en
Pages: 752
Authors: Robert Hughes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-11 - Publisher: Vintage

In this bestselling account of the colonization of Australia, Robert Hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today. Digging deep into the dark history of England's infamous efforts to move 160,000 men and women thousands of miles to the other side of the world in
Gallipoli
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Harvey Broadbent
Categories: Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Penguin Books

It was an adventure to die for. A daring attempt to force the Dardanelles and capture the Turkish capital Constantinople. For the Allies it was the Trojan War and crusade combined. The Gallipoli Campaing was to become one of the most savagely contested of the First World War.On 25 April