The fatal shore the epic of australias founding robert hughes on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this bestselling account of the colonization of australia robert hughes explores how the convict transportation system created the country we know today digging deep into the dark history of englands infamous efforts to move 160. The fatal shore excels both at describing what happened and capturing what it was like every stage in the history of the australian penal system from the first explorations and parliamentary debates to the collapse of the system amid the gold rush is described in detail. Robert hughes was born in australia in 1938 in 1970 he moved to the united states to become chief art critic for time a position he held until 2001 his books include the shock of the new the fatal shore nothing if not critical the culture of complaint barcelona american visions a jerk on one end goya things i didnt know and rome. The fatal shore the epic of australias founding by robert hughes is a history of the birth of australia out of the suffering and brutality of britains convict transportation system it also addresses the historical political and sociological reasons that led to british settlement it was first published in 1986. Buy a cheap copy of the fatal shore the epic of australias book by robert hughes an extraordinary volume even a masterpiece about the early history of australia that reads like the finest of novels hughes captures everything in this complex free shipping over 10
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