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Publisher Description

Freedom on the Fatal Shore brings together John Hirst's two books on the early history of New South Wales. Both are classic accounts which have had a profound effect on the understanding of our history. This combined edition includes a new foreword by the author.



Convicts with their "own time", convicts with legal rights, convicts making money, convicts getting drunk - what sort of prison was this? Hirst describes how the convict colony actually worked and how Australian democracy came into being, despite the opposition of the most powerful. He writes: "This was not a society that had to become free; its freedoms were well established from the earliest times."

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
May 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
SELLER
Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Media Pty Ltd
SIZE
2.3
MB

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