Freedom on the Fatal Shore

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.

Freedom on the Fatal Shore

Freedom on the Fatal Shore

Freedom on the Fatal Shore brings 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 Democracy invaluable." - Professor Colin Hughes, former Chief Electoral Commissioner for the Commonwealth.

More Books:

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 Shore brings 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
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
Females on the Fatal Shore
Language: en
Pages: 411
Authors: Susanna De Vries
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

These are true stories of 12 brave women who sailed to the colonies in Australia's founding years. These tales of women triumphing over adversity document the early decades of a nation and are told with great panache by Susanna de Vries who has inherited the Irish gift for storytelling. Letters
The fatal shore : [the epic of Australia's founding]
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: Robert Hughes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

Books about The fatal shore : [the epic of Australia's founding]
The Fatal Shore : a History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia 1787 - 1868
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: Robert Hughes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher:

Description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system.

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