The Fatal Shore
A History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia
The chilling story of the brutal colonisation of Australia, this epic account by Robert Hughes is a fascinating history of the youngest and yet most ancient of continents.
Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize for non-fiction writing in 1987, this epic history by Robert Hughes tells the grizzly story of Australia’s birth. Full of fascinating anecdotes and scholarly research, The Fatal Shore vividly evokes the conditions experienced by the guards and convicts who had been sent so far from home, and the Aboriginal population they displaced.
Bound in full buckram printed and blocked with a design by David Eccles
Set in Monotype Scotch Roman
Frontispiece and 16 pages of colour plates
Printed map endpapers
10˝ x 6½˝