In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of 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 prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 720 pages, 16 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/01/2003
- Category: Australasian & Pacific history
- ISBN: 9780099448549