I read the 'Australians' saga in the eighties and thoroughly enjoyed all 14 books! I do have some of them , but did not have The Settlers. I am beginning with book number 1, The Exiles, which I also bought via Amazon. I am particularly interested in Australian historical novels as I used to live there. All of these novels, beginning with the first fleet of convicts to be sent to Botany Bay, are historically accurate and a compelling read. I would recommend them to anyone with an interest in Australian History dating back to the first settlers in the penal colony.