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This review is from: The Fatal Shore: History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia, 1787-1868 (Hardcover)
Decided to order this after Robert Hughes' recent sad passing as I had always meant to read it.
Good read if you want to understand beginnings of the white colony in Australia and the reasons why UK decided to transport people there. Not an easy read to discover the hardships endured by both those transported and the early colonists but also the existing inhabitants - indigenous Australians.