The Fatal Shore
1988. A paperback copy in good condition.
"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 Shoreis the prize-winning, scholarly, brilliantly entertaining narrative that has given its true history to Australia."