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Download µ The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding 109 Robert Hughes » 9 Read & download Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes D's infamous convict transportation system With 16 pages of illustrations and 3 maps One of t. I find that Robert Hughes writing is well florid He writes well but he is just too adjectival for my tastes As a big slice of information and ideas this is a good book but not a great book I would have no hesitation about recommending it but there are better books such as John Hirst s book Convict Society And It s Enemies Hughes analysis is pretty good and I do find that even though I thought I knew how grim the early period of European Australian history was I was not prepared for the cruelty and sadism described by this book More so than the British navy Australia was founded on rum sodomy and the lash On the influence on the Australia of today I think Hughes is basically right In Tasmania the influence was woeful especially with the coupling of being an island People generally want to get off islands and the young and ambitious Tasmanians have over the past 160 years There is a legacy of convictry in Tasmania much like that of slavery in the deep south of America In NSW because they received Irish convicts and there was a leavening of Irish politicals this in time meant that the working class in NSW and the East Coast generally developed a chip on their shoulders about the Australian Protestant ruling classIn the end the book was too much of chore How many florid descriptions of floggings can a reader take

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Download µ The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding 109 Robert Hughes » 9 Read & download Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes He greatest non fiction books I've ever read Hughes brings us an entire world Los Angeles Tim. Adjectives fail me to describe the stupendous scope and brilliance of this book Epic is right It is a history of early Australia on the one hand of the native inhabitants the Aborigines and on the other of the wretched souls who found themselves transported to the other side of the world and who uickly supplanted them The good the bad and the ugly The author s detailed researches appear to have left no stone unturned as he reveals even the taboo aspects of multitudes of desperate humanity forced to live together in unsanitary and inhuman conditions He also describes the British regime in Australia as the closest thing to a police state that ever existed in British territory which after reading the book I can only agree with But it is not only the scope detail and understanding of the book that makes it remarkable It is highly readable indeed hard to put down I knew very little about Australia before I read this book which I bought because it was recommended on Channel 4 News on the occasion of the author s death in 2012 Now I feel I have a thorough understanding of the issues and events that made Australia and Australians what they are today

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Download µ The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding 109 Robert Hughes » 9 Read & download Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes The history of the birth of Australia which came out of the suffering and brutality of Englan. A Historical MasterpieceAs luck would have it I recently 2001 had the opportunity to make a brief business trip to Australia I knew very little about Australia and thought the best way to get some brief but non superficial background would be to learn something of its history I opted to read Robert Hughes s book which tells the story of Australia s founding and of its convict past The book is lengthy even too lengthy to complete on the 14 hour flights from the West Coast of the United States to Sydney and back But the story was fascinating and the book was well worth the attention and effortHughes tells the story of the discovery of Australia the decision of Great Britain to transport its convicted to the continent the various kinds of lives the convicts found there the aboriginal settlers and their treatment by the newcomers and the ultimate creation of a new society There are harrowing accounts of the passage from Britain to Australia in the convict ships and still shocking accounts of the secondary places of punishment created in Australia for repeat offenders places such as Norfolk Island Port Aurthur and Macuarrie Bay Hughes describes these nineteenth century camps as precursors of the Gulag in our own time and I am afraid he is correct They reminded me to of Andersonville Prison in our own Civil War but on a much broader wicked scale The description of the prisons and barbaric punishments were to me the most vivid portions of the bookBesides the horror stories there is a great deal of nuanced thoughtful writing in the book about the settlement and building of Australia and of the dangers of facile over generalization about how the convicts fared or about virtually any other historical subject Some were able to serve out their sentences and rise to prosperity and a new life Others were shamefully abused The history of the aboriginal peoples too is described and it is an unhappy subject alasHughes begins with the early days of the transport and concludes when the system was finally abolished in the 1850 s as a result of protests and of the Australian gold rushAfter reading this book I thought I had realized my goal of learning something of Australia More importantly I felt part of the land even though I hadn t seen it before and will likely never see it again Places that I read about and that were only names took on character and importanceI have read a substantial amount of United States history but hadn t read about Australia before This book is well documented elouently written and has a feel for the pulse of its subject It is an outstanding work of history and is sure to broaden the human perspective of the reader Robin Friedman


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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes Robert Hughes » 9 Read & download This is a book I’ve been meaning to get to for years I listened to this as an audio book but about half way through it became very clear that I was going to need to buy the damn thing Kids in Australian schools – both when I was growing up and also now from talking to my daughters – tend to learn basically bugger all about Australian History You know kids are told something about Captain Cook maybe a bi

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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] A Historical MasterpieceAs luck would have it I recently 2001 had the opportunity to make a brief business trip to Australia I knew very little about Australia and thought the best way to get some brief but non sup

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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] A really solid look at Australia's ignoble European invasion The British turned the native soil of the Australian Aborigin

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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] As an Australian I have to say 'hats off' truly to Robert Hughes This is a tremendously exhaustive and amazing work in which Hughes manages to trace the history of Australia in scrupulous detail In fact there's almost 'too much' detail but for me I just lapped it up Much of the details about indentured men were new to me This should without a doubt be reuired reading in history classes in Australia Absolutely fantastic In fact I learnt by

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    Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes Robert Hughes » 9 Read & download Characters The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding I first read this in college when the paperback came out in 1988 I remember being enthralled by it which was notable since I wasn't at that time a history reader I had years of thinking I should re read it and never did Wha

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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] I find that Robert Hughes writing is well florid He writes well but he is just too adjectival for my tastes As a big slice of information and ideas this is a good book but not a great book I would have no hesitation about recommending it but there are better books such as John Hirst's book 'Convict Society And It's Enemies' Hughes analysis is pretty good and I do find that even though I thought I knew how grim the early period of Europea

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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes Characters The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding An amazing book This 600 page tome covers the founding of Australia from the First Fleet of the transportation of convicts landing at Botany Bay through the end of the transportation in 1868 The continent of Australia was an enormous jail and the author uses letters diaries and other written history to paint a picture of inhumanity that reads like fiction As he spins his tale he destroys some of the myths that Australian

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    PDF FREE [The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding] Robert Hughes » 9 Read & download Download ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub » Robert Hughes This is a great book one of the finest history books I have read covering Australia I found the book easy to read the narrative flowed along full of facts but never dull Its not stuffy and boring like a lot of history books but a very good yarn I have sent copies to friends around the world and they have all enjoyed the book as well Its history at its best some very interesting stories about Norfolk Island and Port Arthur and ca

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  • Paperback
  • 688
  • The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding
  • Robert Hughes
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 9780394753669