The Fatal Shore

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

Author: Robert Hughes

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ISBN: 9781860461507

Page: 688

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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

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